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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Sr. Agent Wesley Duck, left, and St. John Parish Sheriff Deputy Jason Raborn rescue Bernita and David Augustine and their dog Ella on Aug. 31, 2012, from the their home in the Cambridge Neighborhood in LaPlace. The couple had been stuck in their home since Wednesday morning after Hurricane Isaac caused wide spread flooding in the area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A car approaches a felled tree Thursday that took down power lines on Hyacinth Avenue near Cloverdale Drive. City-parish officials made clearing trees and limbs from roads a priority in the aftermath of Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JAMES MINTON -- Baker Mayor Harold Rideau looks at a large piece of foam insulation hanging over the edge of the Municipal Auditorium Thursday morning, as city workers mopped up water inside the structure and removed damaged ceiling tiles. The roof peeled away during high winds spawned by Hurricane Isaac late Wednesday afternoon. Rideau said the building was reroofed less than 10 years ago.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A large section of the Baker Municipal Center's roof is draped over the edge of the building's auditorium section. High winds ripped the roof up Wednesday afternoon as Hurricane Isaac passed by the area. The interior damage was limited to the auditorium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Baker city employees Leonard Tarrell, Kedron Major, Terry Evans and Michelle Kirklin, from left, sweep water out of the Baker Municipal Center's auditorium Thursday after high winds peeled back a layer of the roof Wednesday as Hurricane Isaac passed through the area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JAMES MINTON -- Clinton Assistant Police Chief Troy Abshire and Staff Sgt. James Cook, right, examine the ruins of a former barroom that was hit by a tree during Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday and then hit by fire before dawn Thursday. Police are investigating the possibility that the fire was deliberately set. Fire Chief Doug Beauchamp said the cause of the 5 a.m. blaze was unknown, but he said the fire could have been related to the tree falling on a power line. The building is on a former section of La. 10 that was bypassed when the highway was rerouted. Beauchamp said firefighters from the Woodland, Bluff Creek and Olive Branch fire stations responded to assist Clinton firefighters in extinguishing the blaze.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Nick Saucier, who works for DEMCO, and Marc Cohen, a contract worker for DEMCO from West Palm Beach, Fla., replace Thursday burned jumpers on a circuit coming out of the Live Oak substation in Watson. The repair work restored power to about 500 residential customers in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Nick Saucier, who works for DEMCO, and Marc Cohen, a contract worker for DEMCO who lives in West Palm Beach, Fla., replace burned jumpers Thursday on a circuit coming out of the Live Oak substation in Watson. The fix restored power to about 500 residential customers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A sagging electric pole with a transformer caused La.16 south from the railroad tracks to Florida Blvd. in Denham Springs to be closed on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --A row of shredded American flags wave in the post-Hurricane Isaac wind along Independence Blvd. in Baton Rouge near the headquarters for Louisiana State Police and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Chad Martin, left and David Amedee, right, load sand bags at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales on Aug. 30, one day after Hurricane Isaac lumbered through the area. The men said they would use the sandbags to protect their houses from rising water.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Floyd Brignac, right, hands a sandbag to Teddy Babin, who passes it along to others as they pile sandbags at the base of St. Amant High School to protect it from high water on Aug. 30, 2012. The precautionary measures during Hurricane Isaac were taken when water began to rise in the St. Amant area of Ascension Parish. The school was not damaged by flood waters.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The Gonzales Civic Center is surrounded by flood waters from Bayou Francois on Aug. 30. Mayor Barney Arceneaux said the center had an inch of water after the storm. City crews are working this week to finish repairs to the center and clean up debris in the parking lots near the center, Arceneaux said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sgt. Corey Addison, left, and Sgt. Michael Carter, right, both with the Louisiana National Guard's 926th Engineers out of Baker, help fill Hesco barriers on top of a temporary dam around the Frog Bayou floodgate in northwestern Ascension Parish Thursday. The Guardsmen were helping parish workers keep nearby Bayou Manchac from overtopping the dam, which was erected previously for repairs to the floodgate. Parish officials fear the bayou could flood swamp basins bheind the floodgate that are key for rainfall storage and homes around them.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Ascension Parish School Board members and school personnel use a bucket brigade to move sandbags to the base of St. Amant High School on Aug. 30 to protect it from rising water. The school did not flood and reopened Tuesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Ascension Parish School Board members, school personnel and volunteers place plastic sheeting and sandbags at the base of St. Amant High School to protect it from rising water.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Ascension Parish School Board members, school personnel and volunteers place plastic sheeting and sandbags along the base of St. Amant High School Thursday to protect it from rising water.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Workers place tarps on a damaged section of the roof at Faith Academy on Aug. 30.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Chad Martin, left, and David Amedee, center, get help from Tevis McKinley, right, using a front-end loader to load sandbags at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Aug. 30.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office trusties help load sandbags at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Thursday. Ascension and Iberville parish workers and Ascension Parish Sheriff's office provided more than 45,000 sandbags at the center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Workmen place tarps on a roof at Faith Academy after Hurricane Isaac ripped off a section of the roof.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A park bench in Gonzales is surrounded by water Aug. 30.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A Gonzales ball field on Irma Boulevard is underwater the day after a slow-moving Hurricane Issac dropped more than 10 inches of rain at Bayou Francois , National Weather Service gauges reported.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Thanh Le, back left, and his wife, Kim Houng Thi Trinh, along with Lisa Gaskin watch Thursday as Daniel Catz , front left, works to remove a tree that fell onto Le's home on Sherwood Forest Boulevard during Tropical Storm Isaac. Trinh said she is happy because everyone is okay even though the tree damaged the family's home and several of their vehicles. Le's daughter lives just a few homes down, so the family plans to stay there until repairs are complete.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Mack Arbor Services employee Daniel Catz breaks up a tree Thursday that fell onto a Sherwood Forest Boulevard residence during Tropical Storm Isaac. Catz and his coworkers began working to help clear roads on Wednesday before city employees were released to perform such tasks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Gene Gaskin, an employee of Mack Arbor Services, cuts through tree trunk Thursday that fell on Kim Houng Thi Trinh and Thanh Le's home on Shrewood Forest as Hurricane Isaac swept through Baton Rouge Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- An entourage of buses prepared for evacuations awaits deployment from the Florida Parishes Arena Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Motorists cross over the Tangipahoa River near Amite Thursday. The river, already at abnormally high levels, could flood residents along the river if the Percy Quin Dam in Mississippi fails.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- The Tangipahoa River rushes under a bridge near Amite Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. The river, already at abnormally high levels, could flood residents along the river if the Percy Quin Dam in Mississippi breaches.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Water from the river, seen rushing by in the background, floods the yard of a home near Amite Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A room stands empty after the Amite Nursing Home was evacuated due to the threat of flooding on Aug. 30. Pressure from excess water in the Percy Quin Dam in Mississippi was threatening to compromise the structure's integrity.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Nathaniel Dillings, 16, walks cocker spaniel Neo at a gas station in Amite Thursday. Dillings evacuated from Kenner to Mississippi to avoid Hurricane Isaac, but had to evacuate Mississippi to avoid the threat of flooding from Percy Quin Dam if it is breached.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Winston Ellis pushes Eve Brown, Donnell Williams and Demajay McMorris, 4, in a boat to get to Chestnut Apartments in Hammond, while Carolyn Davis, 9, and Kevon Williams, 7, play in the water on Thursday. Residents of the complex said some of them had so much water in their cars, they no longer function.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Carolyn Davis, 9, wades through water surrounding her home in Chestnut Apartments in Hammond Thursday. Residents in the complex said they have never seen the water this high, and that some of their vehicles are no longer operable due to the high water.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess urges residents along the river to evacuate during a press conference held by Governor Bobby Jindal at the Tangipahoa Parish Council Chambers Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Pressure from excess water in the Percy Quin Dam in Mississippi is threatening to compromise the structure's integrity. If breached, areas down-river could experience substantial flooding.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Cows attempt to cross a flooded field in single file in Belle Chasse on Thursday, the day after Hurricane Isaac swept through the area, flooding the West Bank of Plaquemines Parish in a storm surge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Alice Sino, left, and Melvin Sino, right, of Braithwaite, La. chat in an emergency shelter in Belle Chasse, La. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Isaac swept through, flooding both Plaquemines Parish's East and West Banks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Workers use a backhoe to breach a levee near Braithwaite, La. on Thursday after Hurricane Issac swept through the area the previous day, flooding the local area with storm surge. The non-federal levee was breached deliberately in order to drain floodwaters from the East Bank area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Catherine Thiel, 70, right, and Yvonne LaCrosse, 90, left, are helped off an airboat by emergency responders after being rescued from floodwaters in West Pointe a la Hache, La. on Thursday, the day after Hurricane Issac swept through, flooding much of Plaquemines Parish. West Bank residents continued to be evacuated and sent to shelters in Belle Chase, La. throughout the day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Rich Varuso, engineer with U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, surveys a levee breach near Braithwaite, La. on Thursday, after Hurricane Issac swept through the area the previous day, flooding the local area with storm surge. A backhoe was brought into to deliberately breach the non-federal levee in order to drain floodwaters from the East Bank area.

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  • Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- East Park Blvd. in Braithwaite, La. is under water on Aug. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Issac swept through, drowning the East Bank area in storm surge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Jason Martin, 12, left, helps his neighbor Jeff Koch, right, remove debris and tree limbs from his yard in Belle Chasse, La. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, after Hurricane Issac swept through the area the previous day. Despite downed trees, Koch's home survived the hurricane with only minor roof and fence damage.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Sr. Agents Chad Watts, left, and Allan Marbury help Willma Allen on to a high water vehicle after she and her husband Jessie, right were rescued from their River Forest home in LaPlace. Hurricane Isaac caused wide spread flooding in LaPlace.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Louisiana National Guardsmen Capt. Jared Robinson, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Steve Choat wait for more residents to make their way for rescue in the Cambridge Neighborhood in LaPlace Thursday. Residents were rescued and walked from their homes in flood waters for a second day after Hurricane Isaac caused wide spread flooding in the area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Sr. Agents Chad Watts, left, and Allan Marbury helps James Earl Booth Sr, 87, from his flooded home in LaPlace. Booth stayed overnight in the attic after his house flooded and was reluctant to leave.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Sr. Agent Chad Watts heads to a home of a elderly resident Thursday August 31, 2012, who had been held up in his attic for a second day due to flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac in LaPlace.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Residents of the River Forest neighborhood of LaPlace help rescue people trapped by flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Mae Brown , left, Angel Bullock and Myron Bullock head out of the Cambridge Neighborhood in LaPlace after collecting medicine and a few clean and dry things to wear Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Darenisha Coleman walks out of the Cambridge Neighborhood in LaPlace with her father, Darren, on Thursday. Residents were rescued and walked in flood waters from their homes for a second day after Hurricane Isaac caused widespread flooding in the area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Richard Scott, who rode out Hurricane Isaac in his LaPlace home, makes his way through his flooded home Thursday. Even with over a foot of water still inside,and a day after Hurricane Isaac caused wide spread flooding in the area, Scott said he will stay in his home.

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