Photos: Hurricane Isaac Hits Southeast Louisiana

10-year-olds Joshua Keegan (L) and Ruffin Henry (C) play with Scout in a flooded area outside of the levee system along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

(Update: Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos)

Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

Nearly 70,000 people in Louisiana were without electricity.

On Tuesday, some parts of Louisiana’s low-lying Plaquemines Parish were already flooded.

The effects of the large, slow moving storm have already been felt along the coast lines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Large storm surge caused flood in Louisiana and winds gusted to 99.7793 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in New Orleans.

On Tuesday morning, engineers closed the new floodgate at Lake Borgne, east of New Orleans, for the first time.

It is largest storm-surge barrier in the world.

Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit New Orleans almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005 killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage.

People were urged to leave the low-lying areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana because the hurricane could flood towns and cities in, with a storm surge of up to 12 feet high!

Before turning into a hurricane, Tropical Storm Issac had already killed at least 23 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Residents gather to watch the ocean’s surf as Hurricane Isaac approaches Gulfport, Mississippi, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
L’Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Anderson was among many local residents who turned out to watch the effects of Hurricane Isaac as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landfall in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
An unidentified Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff stands next to the Jetty East condominium in Destin, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as a wave crashes over the buildings boardwalk. Although Isaac is expected to make landfall in Louisiana, the storm still pounded shorelines along Northwest Florida as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
A man runs back from the end of a jetty as waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Isaac crash around him in Bal Harbour, Fla. Forecasters predicted Isaac would intensify into a Category 1 hurricane later Monday or Tuesday with top sustained winds of between 74 and 95 mph. The center of its projected path took Isaac directly toward New Orleans on Wednesday, but hurricane warnings extended across some 330 miles from Morgan City, La., to Destin, Fla. It could become the first hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast since 2008. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast

Hurricane Warnings Issued for Parts of Four States
After swiping South Florida, Isaac poses a dangerous threat for the northern Gulf Coast.

After hitting Florida Keys with strong winds and rain on Sunday, Tropical Storm Isaac is now moving towards New Orleans.

It was reported that Tropical Storm Isaac had killed eight people in Haiti including three children and three people were missing in the Dominican Republic.

A seagull stands next to a downed tree in a marina parking lot as Tropical Storm Isaac begins to move ashore in Marathon, Florida. Tropical Storm Isaac swirled toward Louisiana, prompting US Gulf Coast states to issue states of emergency seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. (AFP Photo/Marc Serota)
A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Isaac is forecast to become a hurricane by either late Monday or Tuesday and then strengthen to a Category 2 Hurricane.

A hurricane warning was issued for the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, including New Orleans.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory that it might reach New Orleans and the the Gulf Coast on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

I was in Chicago when Hurricane Katrina lashed New Orleans on August 29, 2005 but I cannot really remember the details because I was only 2 years old at that time.

Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage to the Gulf Coast.

A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Central And Northern Florida Floods (Tropical Storm Debby)-Photos

Tropical Storm Debby had moved out into the open Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday June 27, 2012.

It caused flood, sinkholes, and overflowing rivers in central and northern Florida.

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Anclote River rised from nine feet before the storm to major flood level of 27 feet on Tuesday.

Roads were closed because they were flooded.

Thousands of people had to move out from their flooded houses.

Jorge Torrez hugs his son Jayden, 12, as they sit on a wall overlooking their flooded home in Live Oak Fla., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Dozens of homes and much of the downtown area was flooded by torrential rains from Tropical Storm Debby. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Jorge Torrez hugs his son Jayden, 12, as they sit on a wall overlooking their flooded home in Live Oak Fla., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
A man paddles through flood waters from Tropical Storm Debby in downtown Live Oak, Fla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The National Hurricane Center says Debby has weakened to a tropical depression as it continues to move across Florida, bringing flooding to many areas. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)
Matt Smeaton (C), 14, joins friends as they float down a closed six-lane road as floodwater associated with Tropical Storm Debby rises around them in New Port Richey, Florida, June 26, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Garen Doll helps a woman through flood waters from Tropical Storm Debby in downtown Live Oak, Fla. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)
Doreen Mylin, owner of the Magic Manatee Marina, pauses to inspect the damage as the water associated with Tropical Storm Debby rises and floods her business in Homosassa, Florida, June 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Debby drifted slowly eastward over Florida’s Gulf Coast on Tuesday, threatening to dump more rain on areas already beset by flooding. After stalling in the Gulf of Mexico, the storm was finally moving but was expected to take two more days to finish its wet slog across Florida. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Margaret Peteit fights against the current as she attempts to walk down the sidewalk as floodwater associated with Tropical Storm Debby rises around her in New Port Richey, Florida, June 26, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Madison Montgomery and her boyfriend Gregory Nauykas return with a boat to Nauykas’ flooded home to gather belongings after evacuating due to the floodwater associated with Tropical Storm Debby in New Port Richey, Florida, June 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Brian Blanco

This is a disaster.

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Photos – Tropical Storm Debby Drenches Northern Florida, June 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby sent heavy rains, high wind causing floods, sinkholes and damages in Northern Florida.

A truck takes a detour along Alligator Drive after Tropical Storm Debby washed out a section of the road in Alligator Point, Florida June 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Debby dumped heavy rain over parts of Florida on Monday as it idled in the northern Gulf of Mexico, threatening to bring flooding and tornadoes. REUTERS/Phil Sears
A truck hangs over the edge of a sinkhole that opened up in the parking lot of Hughes Relocation Services, Monday, June 25, 2012, in Salt Springs, Fla. Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding. (AP Photo/The Ocala Star-Banner, Alan Youngblood)
Sean Kummerow, from Bradenton Beach, walks out to the seawall behind his flooded neighborhood to inspect damage and look for waterspouts, as a storm surge and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Mike Cook, of Bradenton, and his son Justin, 7, walk out to check out the waves on the Gulf of Mexico as storm surge and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Angela Kelly, along with her sons Ethan, 3, and Alex, 6, walk through their neighborhood inspecting the flooding as high winds and rain associated with Tropical Storm Debby continue to affect the area in St. Petersburg, Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
Boats slam against a pier as a storm surge and high winds from Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach. Reuters Photographer / Reuters
Fire line tape surrounds part of the Pass-A-Grille Marina, damaged on Sunday night by what residents describe as a tornado, as high winds and storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Debby continue to affect the area in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, June 25, 2012. The National Hurricane Center expects Debby to make landfall on Thursday in the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm, but warns that forecasts remain uncertain. REUTERS/Brian Blanco 
Structural damage is seen on a street in Pass-A-Grille Beach, damaged on Sunday night by what residents describe as a tornado, as high winds and storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Debby continue to affect the area in Florida, June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Blanco
A large sinkhole opened between apartments at the Fore Ranch subdivision in Ocala, Fla., Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/The Ocala Star-Banner, Bruce Ackerman)
Debris covers Alligator Drive after Tropical Storm Debby washed out a section of the road in Alligator Point, Florida June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Sears 

This is a disaster.

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Tropical Storm Debby Heads For Florida – Photos

Waves crash against the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as wind, waves, and storm from Tropical Storm Debby pound the Florida panhandle Sunday, June 24, 2012. Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency as the storm threatens to flood low-lying coastal areas. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

Tropical Storm Debby is moving slowly to the Florida coast on Sunday, June 24. 

This brings strong winds and waves that forced the closure of about a quarter of offshore oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Several Alabama beaches were closed due to rough surf.

According to an emergency management official, earlier on Sunday, it caused tornadoes that killed a woman, severely injured a child and wrecked homes in central Florida in rural Highlands County.

The National Hurricane Center maintained a storm warning for the Mississippi-Alabama border, extended warnings for Florida’s northwest coast to Englewood, and discontinued warnings for the Louisiana coast.

Residents were warned to expect storm conditions within 36 hours.

This is a disaster.

A young girl reacts to a breaking waves at Cedar Key, Fla., as Tropical Storm Debby makes it’s way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012 drenching the Gulf coast of Florida in it’s wake. Parts of Florida, including the Panhandle, remain under a tropical storm warning as Debby churns off the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson clings to a section of a floating dock that broke free from the rest as strong storm surge and flooding are felt from Tropical Storm Debby, in Cedar Key, Fla., Sunday, June 24, 2012. Robinson tries to attach a chain to the dock section so it can be lifted out of the Gulf by a forklift. Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby’s outer bands lashed Florida with rain and kicked up rough surf off Alabama on Sunday, prompting storm warnings for those states and causing at least one death. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Brad McClenny)
Water sneaks into a restaurant in Cedar Key, Fla. as Tropical Storm Debby churns on the Florida Gulf coast waiting to makes its way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Wendy Slaughter, left, helps Pat Boninsh, center, tie down the covering on their Cedar Key, Fla., boat rental docking porch as Jacqueline Slaughter, right, makes sure it’s complete. High winds and rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches the Gulf coast as it makes it’s way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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Photos Of Discovery’s Final Landing

The space shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 9, 2011. The space shuttle Discovery capped a successful 13-day spaceflight with a smooth landing in Florida on Wednesday, ending a 27-year flying career for NASA's most-traveled spaceship as the agency prepares for an uncertain future. REUTERS/Stan Honda/Pool

This is space shuttle Discovery’s final landing.

It is NASA’s most traveled spaceship.

Since 1984, Discovery flew 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited Earth 5,830 times and traveled 148,221,675 miles.

Discovery’s first flight was from August 30, 1984 to September 5, 1984.

It’s final flight was from February 24, 2011 to March 9, 2011.

The space shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
Space shuttle Discovery is towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility after landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, March 9, 2011.o(AP Phot/John Raoux)
The space shuttle Discovery is towed from the runway after it landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme
The space shuttle Discovery is towed from the runway after it landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme

Cool Off In The Hot Weather-Photos

It is a very hot summer almost everywhere.

Just a few months ago, it was freezing in Florida, U.S.A.!

A blanket of ice covers strawberries Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Plant City, Fla. Farmers spray their crops to help protect them against the cold temperatures. Temperatures in the area dipped into the mid-20's, and farmers are working to salvage millions of dollars' worth of strawberries and other crops. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Now Japan, Serbia, Germany, Italy, U.S.A.,Hungary, Russia and Poland are being hit by very hot weather and heat wave.

And people get into the rivers, fountains, beaches, sprinkles and others places where there are water to cool off 🙂

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In Belgrade, Serbia people crowd a swimming pool to cool off Saturday,July 17,2010.
A boy enjoys splash at Tokyo park Saturday, July 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Kids play in a water park in Indianapolis, Friday, July 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Tubers float down the lower Salt River Friday, July 16, 2010 in the Tonto National Park in near Mesa, Ariz. Temperatures are expected to hit 115 today with an excessive heat warning for the Phoenix metro area. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Tourists cool down themselves in a fountain at the central Prague's Wenceslas Square.(AP Photo)
Cooling down at All-Russian Exhibition Centre, Moscow Friday July 16,2010. (AP Photo)
Cool off with a sprinkler system on the lawn of Mariannenplatz in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo)
Vitus the polar bear trying to cool off at a zoo in Budapest, Hungary. (AP Photo)
People cooling off in a fountain in central Moscow in Russia. (AP Photo)
A tourist cools off his head into a fountain in Rome's People square, Friday, July 16, 2010, as temperatures are expected to reach 38 Celsius degrees (100.4 Fahrenheit) over the week-end in central and northern Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A man swims in a fountain outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 16, 2010. A heat wave hit central Russia with temperatures rising above 30C (86F) breaking temperature records. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
Boys ride bicycles at a fountain try to cool themselves in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, about 1500 kilometers (900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 15, 2010.A heat wave hit central Russsia and Ural breaking temperature records going higher than 30 C (86 F). (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Cooling off in a fountain in Minsk, Belarus. (AP Photo)
People cool off at the Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica , Calif., Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The first significant heat wave of the year is expected to intensify Wednesday in Los Angeles with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 90s. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Killer Whale Killed Its Trainer

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A killer whale killed a trainer at SeaWorld Shamu Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

SeaWorld Shamu Stadium is in Orlando, Florida.

A witness said that a whale named Tilikum jumped up and grabbed the trainer into its tank.

Tilikum, a male killer whale at Sea World, Orlando. The whale came from Canada where he drowned a trainer.

Killer whale is a type of dolphin.

Tilikum is a huge male killer whale.

It weighs 11,ooo pounds and is 22 foot long.

People from the Ethical Treatment Of Animals said killer whales are smart and oceangoing mammals.

They want people to stop keeping the killer whale in tanks and made them perform silly tricks over and over again.

I agree with them because the killer whales may get angry and kill other people.

Anyway I like to watch animals shows too.

I think the killer whale did not eat its trainer.

It must be a sad day at SeaWorld and the trainer’s family must be very sad.

Dawn Brancheau was a very good trainer.

Freezing Weather In Florida

It is freezing in Florida.

Usually winter in Florida is not very cold.

There are a lot of strawberries and oranges grown in Florida.

The cold temperature can destroy the oranges and strawberries.

Farmers have to spray water on the plants to save them from the cold temperature.

The water froze on the plants and protect them.

The frozen water is called icicle.

Icicle on plants are very beautiful.


Workers remove a protective cover from a strawberry field Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 in Dover, Fla. Farmers were forced to try and protect their crops against the cold, as temperatures in the area dipped into the mid-20's. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Icicles cling to strawberries Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. Farmers spray their crops to help protect them against the cold temperatures. Temperatures in the area dipped into the mid-20's. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The sun rises over a frozen strawberry field at Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida January 6, 2010.
The sun rises over a frozen strawberry field at Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida January 6, 2010. Florida strawberry farmers have been spraying water throughout the the night to protect their plants from damage due to the cold weather.
A blanket of ice covers strawberries Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Plant City, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Icicles cling to strawberry plants just after sunrise Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 in Plant City, Fla. Farmers spray water on their crops to help protect the fruit. Temperatures overnight in area dipped into the 30's. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Icicles on an orange tree.
Icicles cling to oranges Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Icicles cling to oranges Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Icicles cling to a palm tree in Florida.
Icicles hang from the branches of a Palm tree Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Ornamental flowers are coated with ice Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)