NEW ORLEANS (WKOW) -- Louisiana and Mississippi have both been declared federal disaster areas, as forecasters say Isaac is still spinning off life-threatening severe weather even as it weakens.
The National Hurricane Center says Isaac is still generating hazards from inland flooding, storm surge and potential tornadoes across the central Gulf Coast. Its winds are about 39 miles an hour.
Isaac steered clear of a direct hit on New Orleans and the city's revamped levee system held up well despite nearly a foot of rain.
Areas to the north and south weren't so lucky as National Guard troops and law enforcement personal helped evacuate people from flooded areas.
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