Saturday, September 1, 2012

Louisiana Clean up begins after Isaac

With the remnants of Hurricane Isaac retreating from the Gulf Coast north, leaving massive devastation in their wake, piles of dead nutria - large semiacquatic rodents - have been spotted littering the shore in Waveland, Mississippi, on Friday.

But perhaps one of the most striking images to have come out of the natural disaster was the sight of tombstones and caskets from an above-ground cemetery floating among the debris.

Dozens of damaged headstone were spotted sitting washed atop a levee by flood waters after a breach in Braithwaite, Louisiana. The breach occurred as Isaac made landfall Tuesday night.

A couple have been found dead in their kitchen after flood waters dumped by Isaac swamped their Louisiana home and blocked their escape, bringing the U.S. death toll from the lumbering storm to four.

The unidentified man and woman were found inside their house in Braithwaite - one of the towns hardest hit after flood waters topped a nearby levee - following a report to authorities that they had apparently not escaped as the town was ravaged by the storm. Read More