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September 7, 2012 - Hurricane Isaac Flooding

Before Hurricane Isaac Flooding
Landsat 7
August 1, 2012
After Hurricane Isaac Flooding
Landsat 7
September 2, 2012
Before Hurricane Isaac Flooding
After Hurricane Isaac Flooding
August 1, 2012 September 2, 2012
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Hurricane Isaac made landfall in the New Orleans area in Louisiana on August 28, 2012, moving very slowly north. New Orleans' levees prevented massive flooding in the city; however, the strong winds, rain, and storm surges caused substantial flooding between Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain, northwest of the city, as shown in the Landsat 7 images above. The dark tones in the September 2 image are saturated lands, while the lighter blue tones of the two lakes represent turbid water bodies and sediment flow.