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Isaac to Create ‘Significant Damage’ in New Orleans, NWS Says

August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac will cause significant damage to New Orleans as wind and rain lash the city today, according to Ken Graham, chief meteorologist at the National Weather Service New Orleans.

“Isaac is skirting the coast and is half-inland, half- offshore, and as a result, has not weakened,” Graham said in a telephone interview today. “We’re going to have strong tropical-storm force winds with hurricane gusts almost all day today in some areas. You’re going to start losing trees, having more power outages and more flooding.”

“Once we start looking things over, they’ll be significant damage to the city, especially from the wind, within the levees,” he said.

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