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Hurricane Isaac
7:35 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Corps of Engineers Reviewing Storm Surge Model

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is checking if its new levee system built around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina put other communities at greater risk. Some residents say they’re suffering unprecedented flooding after Hurricane Isaac.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:37 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

People in four more parishes can seek Isaac aid

The state says homeowners, renters and business owners in Ascension, Lafourche, Livingston and Orleans parishes can now seek federal and state disaster aid for damage from Hurricane Isaac.

The four parishes were added Saturday to five others approved for such individual aid on Friday. The five were Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John and St. Tammany.

Hurricane Isaac
2:00 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Entergy: Power Could Be Out Several More Days

Hundreds of utility trucks were staged in New Orleans East, two days after Hurricane Isaac passed through the city.
Erin Krall WWNO

Pressure is mounting on the main power company in the New Orleans region to restore service knocked out by Hurricane Isaac. Relief may take several more days.

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Hurricane Isaac
12:08 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Property owners can head back to Lafitte

Jefferson Parish officials say property owners are being allowed back into the low-lying town of Lafitte, one of the areas that was flooded as Hurricane Isaac crawled across the state earlier this week.

Hurricane Isaac
10:02 am
Sat September 1, 2012

State reopens 21 wildlife areas, refuges

Twenty-one of Louisiana's wildlife management areas and refuges were to reopen Saturday.

Hurricane Isaac
5:12 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Romney Visits Storm-Stricken La. Ahead Of Obama

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 2:31 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. And there are a little more than 60 days left until the presidential election. Democrats are gearing up for their nominating convention, in North Carolina next week. Republicans, of course, held their convention this week, in Florida. And in a moment, we'll hear a report on President Obama's visit to a U.S. military base.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:12 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten, Isaac Leaves Messy Wake

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 2:31 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News, I'm Scott Simon. The remnants of Hurricane Isaac have now moved north, dumping heavy rain in Arkansas and Missouri. In Louisiana and Mississippi, it will take many weeks - if not months - to clean up the mess from the flooding and torrential downpours. As NPR's Russell Lewis reports, residents there are taking things kind of in stride, even as they need to rebuild yet again.

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Hurricane Isaac
5:02 am
Sat September 1, 2012

UNO reopens campus, dorms Saturday

The University of New Orleans' main campus reopens at 8 a.m. Saturday.

UNO President Peter J. Fos says all residence halls will open by noon and food services in the university center will open at 5 p.m.

Fos says the campus sustained minor damage from Hurricane Isaac. He said Friday that an assessment showed a few small trees blown down but do damage to any buildings.

There was a significant amount of debris blown onto the campus, but Fos says that's being removed.

Classes resume on Tuesday.

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