Hurricane Isaac continues to affect parts of the U.S. this weekend, after having passed slowly over Louisiana and into Mississippi.
The category one hurricane hit New Orleans on Tuesday, bringing with it heavy rain and devastating flooding for the Gulf Coast states.
The port of New Orleans and its airport were both closed as the storm passed overhead but regained power as of Friday and are reported to be open. The New Orleans airport website still recommends that travellers check with their airline before flying.
The hurricane wreaked more havoc as it continued through Louisiana and entered Mississippi. Both states have experienced widespread flooding, and have implemented evacuations and rescue missions to save stranded people.
Travellers to the region have been advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and carefully monitor the weather forecast for their particular location.
The popular tourist destination of Miami, in southern Florida, also experienced heavy rain and had flood warnings in place. Miami International Airport was forced to cancel flights as a precaution but is now running on schedule again.
The area will continue to feel the effects of the hurricane with sporadic thunderstorms forecast for next week, along with humid temperatures. Though not great for sunbathing, the beach has still been busy with surfers, taking advantage of the large waves whipped up by the storm.
Two other hurricanes, Kirk and Ileana, are reported to have formed in the Atlantic and the Pacific respectively, but neither is posing a threat to land.
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