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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Forecasters: Isaac Now A Hurricane

Stacey Davis, left, hands a screw to his son as they board up windows on their home before Tropical Storm Isaac hits in New Orleans. (AP)

BY: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Miami — Forecasters say Isaac has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds as it makes its way toward Louisiana.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Isaac gained strength as it moved over the warm, open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Isaac is expected to make landfall over southeastern Louisiana, possibly the New Orleans area, either late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Guest:

  • Manuel Roig-Franzia, reporter from the Washington Post

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