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Isaac Hits New Orleans, Gulf Coast (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

Isaac Causing Big Problems, But Proving To Be Far Weaker Than Katrina

Hurricane Isaac sidestepped New Orleans on Wednesday, sending the worst of its howling wind and heavy rain into a cluster of rural fishing villages that had few defenses against the slow-moving storm that could bring days of unending rain.

08/29/2012