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Hurricane Isaac
11:02 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Superdome roof survived Isaac intact

The nearly 10-acre roof of the Superdome in New Orleans became a symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction in 2005, but the new, improved roof survived Hurricane Isaac just fine.

Superdome manager Doug Thornton said Friday that Isaac did cause some damage to the dome, including some sheet metal damage to exhaust vents. His early estimate of repair costs is $75,000 to $100,000 — a far cry from the $157 million in storm damage repairs covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Katrina.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:56 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Power's Still Out For Many After Isaac, And They're Boiling

Kids in New Orleans on Monday getting some relief from the heat thanks to ice being distributed to those without power.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Check this fresh headline from The Times-Picayune in New Orleans:

"Public's anger at lengthy power outage after Isaac boils over."

According to the newspaper, after six days of camping outside in sweltering temperatures because Hurricane Isaac knocked out power last week, there are many angry folks in the city and surrounding parishes.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

President Obama Tours Isaac Damage

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.

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Environment
2:19 am
Tue September 4, 2012

As Temps Rise, Cities Combat 'Heat Island' Effect

An art installation of a melting fan sits on display in a subway station Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Atlanta.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 4:10 pm

More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. And the heat is especially bad in cities, which are heating up about twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

High temperatures increase the risk of everything from asthma to allergies, and can even be deadly. But a researcher in Atlanta also sees this urban heat wave as an opportunity to do something about our warming planet.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:37 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Photo Essay: After Isaac

Heavy winds from Hurricane Isaac brought roof damage to many New Orleans structures like Upperline, a popular restaurant in the Uptown neighborhood.
Erin Krall

Photographer Erin Krall captured a glimpse of a city slowly returning to normal in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.

You can find more of Erin's work on her website, and regularly here on WWNO.org.

Hurricane Isaac
5:05 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Oil Production Coming Back Online

Oil production is resuming in the Gulf of Mexico and at refineries in the coastal regions hit by Hurricane Isaac. However, power outages are slowing the process.

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Hurricane Isaac
2:31 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Labor Day spent cleaning up after Isaac

The traditional barbecues of the Labor Day holiday have been replaced in many communities of southeast Louisiana with debris removal and damage assessments, as parishes continue to dig out from Hurricane Isaac's destruction.

More than 125,000 homes and businesses across Louisiana remained without power Monday, and a few thousand evacuees were still in shelters, as waterways bulging with Isaac's rain and storm surge continued to threaten a few areas.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:37 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Schools to open Tuesday in St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish public schools are opening Tuesday, after principals inspected the schools and maintenance workers spent the holiday weekend repairing minor damage on campuses.

That was the word from Superintendent W.L. "Trey" Folse III, who said in a news release that only one school in the parish north of Lake Pontcharrain had serious damage from Hurricane Isaac. The storm pushed water in St. Tammany Junior High, but the school will reopen on Tuesday.

Hurricane Isaac
12:42 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Aid office set up in St. Bernard

St. Bernard Parish officials say a disaster assistance office has been set up at the St. Bernard Civic Center.

Resident can apply for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or through the Small Business Administration.

The office is open until 5 p.m. on Monday, then will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days a week thereafter.

More information is available from FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or online at www.fema.gov.

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