Tropical Storm Isaac has been declared a full-fledged hurricane. While traveling through the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Isaac became a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 75 mph. The hurricane is still expected to strike land along the Gulf Coast, a frightening prospect for residents of Louisiana and neighboring states who remember Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Isaac is currently on a path towards New Orleans and it could become the first hurricane to strike the area since 2008. The storm has slowed to 10 mph and is expected to dump 7 to 14 inches of rain when it makes landfall.
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