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Senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart updates Isaac to a category one hurricane at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Late Tuesday evening Isaac came ashore as a category 1 hurricane near the mouth of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana, drenching land stretching into the Gulf of Mexico and causing widespread power outages.

Packing more of a punch than originally projected, Isaac knocked out power lines and compelled several reluctant evacuees to retreat to their roofs while awaiting emergency rescue. Reportedly three adults and an infant were rescued overnight via houseboat.

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