Photos: Baton Rouge, New Orleans areas brace for Isaac

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Wind pushes waves over the sea wall of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac makes its way inland in August 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Spc. Cody Robbins with the Louisiana National Guard tries his best to keep residents from crossing the levee at Lake Pontchartrain Tuesday August 28, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac makes it's way to New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Spc. Cody Robbins, left, and Spc. Ettienne Lewis with the Louisiana National Guard head to a resident telling them they can not cross the the levee at Lake Pontchartrain Tuesday August 28, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac makes it's way to New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Sharde Whitley, left, helps her mom Shay Karriem load up their SUV Tuesday August 28, 2012, at their Urquhart Street home in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans. They were getting out of the area as Huricane Isaac took aim at New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Col. Ed Fleming with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Gov. Bobby Jindal talk at the flood gates at the 17th Street Canal Tuesday August 28, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac takes aim at New Orleans. Storm Isaac New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Jefferson Parish President John Young, left, Sen. David Vitter, Gov. Bobby indal, and Col. Ed Fleming with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers look over the flood gates at the 17th Street Canal Tuesday August 28, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac takes aim at New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Two people who tried to take out a fishing boat in Lake Pontchartrain return to shore Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012, as Tropical Storm Isaac starts to effect in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Residents are swamped by waves crashing over the sea wall of Lake Pontchartrain Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012, as Tropical Storm Isaac starts to effect in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Douglas Silva holds his son Bence, 5, as they are swamped by waves crashing over the sea wall of Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday as the effects of Hurricane Isaac start to be evident in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Lisa Flahive of Melbourne Australia takes a stroll along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Tuesday August 28, 2012 as rain falls associated with Hurricane Storm Isaac. Flahive and her family arrived in New Orleans Monday for a vacation they had planned over a year ago.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge resident Chris Cataldie loads sandbags Tuesday at the Brightside Lane fire station in preparation for Hurricane Isaac. Cataldie said he 'learned the hard way' to prepare for storms after his home was flooded the last time heavy rain showers moved through the area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge Fire Department firefighter Lane Holland, left, shovels sand into a bag held by firefighter Miles Greenblatt as they and area residents fill sandbags Tuesday at the Brightside Lane fire station in preparation for Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Hank Harper and his son Douglas Harper, from left, prepare to pull down dead branches from a tree next to their Garden District home Tuesday in preparation for Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Siblings Annie Hill, 13, Thomas Hill, 9, and Pierce Hill, 15, from left, try to launch a kite in pre-hurricane winds at Milford Wampold Memorial Park, Baton Rouge Beach Tuesday. Their mom Louise Hill, 45, said they were looking for something to do and had found the kite, but there were too many low-hanging wires near the house so they came to the park.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Charles Wgayden, right, hauls two bags of ice to his truck after waiting in line for four hours at an ice machine at Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. Joyce Powers, left, also waits in line with other customers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Katie Keogh, 15, Annie Hill, 13, and Thomas Hill, 9, from left, try flying a kite in pre-Hurricane Isaac winds Tuesday at Baton Rouge beach. Their mom, Louise Hill, 45, said they were looking for something to do and had found the kite, but because there were too many low-hanging wires near their house, the trio headed to the park.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Vivian Martin, 2, right, hugs her mother Niki Martin's leg while the two wait in line to fill their cooler at an ice machine at Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge in August 2012. As they prepared for Hurricane Isaac, customers waited in lines for up to four hours to get ice.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sign language interpreter Daniel Burch, left, interprets as Gov. Bobby Jindal details the state's preparedness level Aug. 28 with Hurricane Isaac approaching the coast of Louisiana. With them, from left, are Robert Barham, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries superintendent; Mike Strain, Commissioner of Agriculture; Rep. Mack 'Bodie' White, R-Denham Springs, and Kevin Davis, director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents confer Tuesday while staging at the Waddill Outdoor Recreation facility on Flannery Road in preparation for Hurricane Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Workers leave the Governmental Building, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in downtown Baton Rouge, as the building shuts down for the day at noon, in advance of the incoming storm Isaac.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Isaac-evacuated St. Bernard Parish residents Suncery Williams, right, and her daughter Essohnce Burke, 12, left, take pictures of Williams' son Javeihn Burke, 13, left, and family friend Rodneisha Phillips, 15, right, as they tour the State Capitol groundsTuersday afternoon. Williams said Hurricane Katrina hit on her birthday, Aug. 29, and laughed at the fact that it Hurricane Isaac might do the same.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- A French Quarter resident walks in the rain along Decatur Street on Tuesday as rains associated with Hurricane Isaac fell in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Bob Anderson -- Francis Petho shovels sand into a bag held by her daughter, Helen Petho, Tuesday at Head of Island as they prepare for Hurricane Isaac. In the backbround, Nicholas Petho, Ashley Petho and Cody Guitrau help pile the filled sandbags in a trailer.

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