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Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in Louisiana, threatening New Orleans with heavy flooding [DemocracyNow!]

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Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in southern Louisiana as it heads toward New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Category 1 storm is producing winds of at least 80 miles per hour and is expected to bring heavy flooding. It marks the most serious test of New Orleans' rebuilt levees. At least 200,000 people have lost power throughout the Gulf Coast area and some 50,000 were slated to evacuate New Orleans. We go to New Orleans to speak with Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia.

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