Gallery: Isaac Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane as Gulf Coast Braces fo...

 

The National Hurricane Center just upgraded tropical storm Isaac to a category one hurricane as 75 mph winds close in on the gulf coast. The storm is currently 75 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River and 160 miles from New Orleans, and it’s expected to make landfall by early Wednesday morning. One of few significant storms to approach the US Gulf Coast since 2008, Issac has placed a large area of the Northern Gulf Coast – from Morgan City in Louisiana to Mobile, Alabama – under a hurricane warning. Many residents in the area are bolstering up homes and businesses, ready to wait out the storm that is predicted to bring 20″ of rain and gusts of wind up to 100 mph in some areas.

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