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Monday, August 27, 2012

Hurricane Isaac: US Gulf Coast Braced For Tropical Storm Isaac as it is expected to turn into a Hurricane

Tropical storm Isaac has churned up the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and is predicted to strengthen into a dangerous hurricane before hitting the US mainland later.

The US Gulf Coast is braced for the storm which left at least 20 people dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and swept across the Florida Keys.

People along a 300 miles stretch of coast have been warned to take precautions, with some communities urged to evacuate and head for shelter.

Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama declared states of emergency amid the threat of flooding, which forecasters said could result in flood waters of between six and 12 feet in areas.

US President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration for Louisiana, authorising federal aid for the state ahead of the approaching storm. Read More