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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Mitch Smith pulls wet carpet from his LaPlace home Friday after it was flooded by Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Michelle Smith and Chris Smith help clean up their father's LaPlace home Friday after it was flooded by Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- David Nelson, left, Dennis Rodrigue, center, and Daniel Tally, neighbors in the LaPlace neighborhood of River Forest, pull a boat full of gasoline Friday to run generators at five homes. LaPlace residents began cleaning up after flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac earlier this week.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Pat Robichaux, left, and her husband, Benny, discuss their options while cleaning up their River Forest subdivision home in LaPlace on Friday. Most homes in the neighborhood took on water during flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Residents of LaPlace's River Forest subdivision start cleaning up after flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Cathy Tramonte visits Friday with a neighbor on their porch, in LaPlace which shows a water line from the flooding.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Joseph Miranda sits next to a pile of debris Friday while taking a break from clearing out his home on Shearwater Drive in LaPlace after it was flooded by Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- A resident of LaPlace's River Forest subdivision walks past Bret Cumpsten's home Friday. Cumpsten placed the garage sale sign next to his flooded household possessions as a way to lighten his losses.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Members of the Louisiana National Guard patrols Hwy 51 in LaPlace Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Tony Miranda takes a break from clearing out his LaPlace home Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Dennis Duhe returns to his home Friday on the flooded Za Road near LaPlace. Much of the area is still dealing with flood water left by Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Power crews work Friday on the lines by La. 63 near Springfield in Livingston Parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A Livingston Parish resident makes his way up North Doyle Road through waist-high water from a tributary of the Tickfaw River.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Ashton Richard, 12, dumps a 'Radio Flyer' wagon load of Hurricane Isaac storm debris into the curbside pile outside his family's home on Stanford Ave., a little south of Perkins Road Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kevin Foster, a traffic signal technician with the East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Public Works, repairs a storm-damaged traffic light at Siegen Lane and the eastbound Interstate 10 access road Friday as crews continue work to restore the area to normal operations following Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- The welcome sign for entering St. John Parish is upended Friday along Airline Highway headed south into Reserve due to Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez issues a voluntary evacuation order for parts of the parish and warns about problems at a key pump station that drains much of th east bank. Louisiana State Senator Jody Amedee, right, and Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, right, listen during the press conference Friday at the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Abandoned vehicles sit in flood waters in the Maurepas area of Livingston Parish on Friday. Many residents in the parish were rescued and evacuated by emergency responders on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- An SUV attempts to drive down a flooded La. Highway 22 in the Maurepas area of Livingston Parish Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some residents elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A car and trailer sit in floodwaters in the Maurepas area of Livingston Parish Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Claire Richardson and Brynn LaBourgeois, both 18, center from left, wait on Friday to be evacuated from the Maurepas area of Livingston Parish back to their homes in Mississippi. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A dog being evacuated from the flooded Maurepas area in Livingston Parish with his owner peeks out the back of a National Guard truck along La. Highway 22 on Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A woman wades in floodwaters outside a bar along La. Highway 22 in the Maurepas-area of Livingston Parish on Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A car and house sit flooded in the Maurepas-area of Livingston Parish on Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Residents are evacuated from the flooded Maurepas-area along La. Highway 22 in Livingston Parish on Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A Maurepas-area resident sits in his flooded home near La. Highway 22 in Livingston Parish on Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A woman takes a photo in the flooded Maurepas area in Livingston Parish on Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Maurepas-area residents attempt to cross La. Highway 22 in Livingston Parish on Friday. Residents continued to be evacuated from the area by National Guard and other emergency responders throughout the day, though some elected to stay in their homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Dyllin NIckens, 15, and Teran Westbrook, from left, motor to a houseboat along a flooded Diversion Canal Rd. in Livingston Parish on Friday. Westbrook evacuated from nearby Maurepas to take refuge on her boyfriend Darren Bourque's houseboat. Rising waters along Diversion Canal threaten homes along Diversion Canal Rd. in Livingston Parish, and Bayou Terrace in Ascension Parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Communities along Hwy. 22 experience severe flooding from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Shelby Horne, front left, Dillon Murphy, right, and other Army National Guard members along with Livingston Parish Sheriff's officials unload groceries at Whitehall Grocery Store Thursday. High flood water made travel impossible for most vehicles along Hwy. 22, so the Guard and sheriff's office loaded Whitehall Grocery Store's shipment of groceries at Brian's Supermarket and delivered them using a military ten ton dump truck.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Locals gather at Manny's Bar along Hwy. 22 Thursday. Communities along the highway are experiencing significant flooding from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Heather Acosta, Avery Cornett, Joel Nickel, Susie LeTulle, Greg LeTulle Jr., Angel LeTulle, and Cory LeTulle, from left, fill sandbags as floodwaters begin to encroach on Greg LeTulle's home off La. 22 in Ascension Parish Friday. Parish officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents south of La. 934 and east of La. 431 threatened by rising waters.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Greg LeTulle hauls sandbags as floodwaters begin to encroach on his home off La. 22 in Ascension Parish on Friday. Ascension Parish officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents south of La. 934 and east of La. 431 as waters were expected to rise.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Floodwaters begin to encroach on a home in the St. Amant area off La. 936 on Friday. Ascension Parish officials issued a voluntary evacuation order as a precaution as waters were expected to rise.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Floodwaters begin to encroach on homes in the Bayou Terrace area of Ascension Parish on Friday. The houses are inside a voluntary evacuation zone that parish officials announced Friday as a precaution because waters are expected to rise during the weekend.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A church on Hwy. 22 sits in about a foot of water Thursday. Communities along the highway are experiencing significant flooding from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Communities along Hwy. 22 experience severe flooding from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A cemetery lies flooded in the Maurepas area of Livingston Parish Friday. The area was hit hard by Hurricane Isaac floodwaters.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Communities along Hwy. 22 experience severe flooding from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac Thursda.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Locals try to save their vehicles from flood water by parking them on a high point along Hwy. 22 in Livingston Parish Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Locals are rescued by officials after high flood water from the Amite River made travel on Hwy. 22 in Livingston Parish impossible without large vehicles Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Officials transport people from a flooded area along La. 22 in Livingston Parish Friday afternoon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Pfc. Brad Williams, left, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. Chad McGovern, and Pfc. Jakob Alphonse, right, load groceries to be delivered to Whitehall Grocery Store on Friday. High flood water made travel impossible for most vehicles along La. 22, so the National Guard and Sheriff's Office loaded the store's shipment of groceries at Brian's Supermarket and delivered them using a military 10-ton dump truck.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A boat is tied to a Speed Limit sign meant for motor vehicles along Hwy. 22 in Livingston Parish Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Ben Arnold and his dog sit in a boat near La. 22, which was inundated with flood water from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Plans should be made in advance for the care of pets in the event an evacuation order is issued for a hurricane.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Vehicles parked near Hwy. 22 sit inundated with flood water Thursday. Communities along the highway experienced severe flooding from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Officials pick up a man stranded nearby due to flooding of the Amite River along Hwy. 22 in Livingston Parish Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Tina Brignanc, left, and Amy Moffat navigate waist-high water outside Moffat's home to reach a rescue vehicle on Hwy. 22 in Livingston Parish Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Tina Brignanc, center, hands officials a bag of belongings as she and Amy Moffat, far left, are picked up from Moffat's home on Hwy. 22 in Livingston Parish Thursday. Moffat's home experienced flooding, and Hwy. 22 was unaccessible without a heavy duty vehicle.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Megan Sund rides with her dogs, Rusty, left, and Hugo on a privately-owned surplus military vehicle Aug. 30 down inundated La . 22. Sund said she evacuated from her home in New Orleans to stay with her mother in Livingston Parish for Hurricane Isaac. She needed help leaving the area to return home due to high flood waters from the Amite River.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A "no wake" sign is posted on a resident's mailbox along Hwy. 22 in Livingston Parish Thursday. Communities experienced severe flooding from the Amite River after Hurricane Isaac.

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