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Hurricane Isaac Storms Across Caribbean and Gulf August 31, 2012
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The center of Hurricane Isaac was nearly stationary to the west of New Orleans on Wednesday.
After inflicting misery on Haiti's quake-displaced residents and causing a one-day delay in Tampa's Republican National Convention, Hurricane Isaac drenched New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast.

It had remained a tropical storm until just prior to making landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

The storm then stalled just west of New Orleans for a day, spinning in wave after wave of heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Isaac was predicted to bring drought-breaking rainfall farther north in parts of the Mississippi Valley.

Hurricane Isaac Track

Radar Loop Data: Weather Underground