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Hurricane Isaac forces 'deliberate breach' of Plaquemines Parish levee, officials say

CHRIS GRANGER / THE TIMES PICAYUNE First responders carry people across the top of the levee from Plaquemines Parish to St. Bernard Parish as Hurricane Isaac sends powerful winds and rain through the area on Wednesday, August

Sommer L'Hoste posted this photo on Facebook from her mother-in-law, Linda L'Hoste, requesting help. She and 40-50  others are stranded on the Mississippi River levee at the ferry landing in Braithwaite, Plaquemines Parish, Highway 39. "They are completely surrounded by water awaiting rescue," she writes. "Please get the word out that they need  help."

Hurricane Central Isaac's Surge Tops Levee, Floods Homes

New Orleans, La. – Strong winds brought scaffolding down in front of the Westin Hotel on 100 Rue Iberville in New Orleans, La., on Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac shows no mercy, dumping wind, rain and surge on Louisiana.

New Orleans, La. – Strong winds brought scaffolding down in front of the Westin Hotel on 100 Rue Iberville in New Orleans, La., on Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac shows no mercy, dumping wind, rain and surge on Louisiana.

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 From Flooding (ABC News)

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 From Flooding

Father-son rescue team Jesse Shaffer, and his father, also named Jesse Shaffer, 53 rescues 120 from flooding!

Hurricane Isaac's remnants: Causeway closed due to Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac's remnants: Editorial

Hurricane Isaac's remnants: Causeway closed due to Hurricane Isaac

Braithwaite, La. – A man and a dog, who were rescued from their flooded homes are loaded into a Louisiana National  Guard truck, after Hurricane Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La., in Plaquemines Parish Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

Braithwaite, La. – A man and a dog, who were rescued from their flooded homes are loaded into a Louisiana National Guard truck, after Hurricane Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La., in Plaquemines Parish Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

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Lakeshore, Miss. – Hurricane Isaac slammed the Gulf Coast with heavy rain and wind Wednesday Storm surge and flooding has been found in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Above, Isaac's wrath affects Lakeshore, Miss

Bayou La Batre, Ala. – The Waterfront Seafood company is flooded as water covers Shell Belt Road in Bayou La Batre, Ala. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Isaac became a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday with winds of 75 mph. On Wednesday, Isaac continued to pound the Gulf Coast with heavy winds, rain and storm surge after making landfall Tuesday night.

The Associated Press: Isaac aims at Gulf Coast amid political backdrop

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