1. AFTERMATH

    Louisiana Starts Isaac Cleanup

    SLIDELL, LA - AUGUST 31: A woman talks on her phone as she walks down a flooded street on August 31, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. Louisiana residents are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac with ongoing flooding, destroyed property and many still without electricity.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Isaac is gone, but he left a hefty mess behind. The power is back and floodwaters have receded in much of Louisiana Friday, but recovery in the state’s storm-ravaged areas has only just begun as evacuated residents return to debris-littered neighborhoods, sopping wet homes, and roads awash with brown water. Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are planning trips to visit the affected communities. Meanwhile, Isaac has moved on to the Midwest, and has knocked out power to thousands of people and caused flash flood warnings in Arkansas.

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