A week after signing an emergency declaration, President Obama saw first-hand the damage Hurricane Isaac inflicted in parts of Louisiana. Thousands are still without power, with temperatures in the 90s.
People throughout Louisiana spent Labor Day cleaning and clearing their flooded homes. Power is still out for many in hard-hit areas that stretch from neighborhoods the president saw northwest of New Orleans to coastal regions more than 50 miles to the south. Cattle became stranded, some sheltering inside damaged homes surrounded by standing water.
The city of New Orleans is offering some relief from the heat at an air-conditioned shelter at the St. Bernard Center in Gentilly.