Five days after Hurricane Isaac began pummeling Louisiana, more than 200,000 people across the state are still without power, while thousands of evacuees are still residing at shelters or with friends and family. And Louisiana authorities warn that the West Pearl River could crest at five feet past the flood point — to 19.5 feet — by evening. "It's going to be a long couple of days," said one local official.
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