A dusk-to-dawn curfew is in force in New Orleans tonight after Hurricane Isaac brought flooding and stranded dozens of people.
With mean winds of 80mph and higher gusts, flooding is the biggest threat as Hurricane Isaac pushes up through Louisiana.
New Orleans has been left with localised flooding and 70% of people are without power as Hurricane Isaac passes up Louisiana.
- New Orleans: 9'26''
- Boothville, Louisiana: 6'24''
- Belle Chasse: 5'71''
- Mobile, Alabama: 5'49''
Source: The Weather Channel
- The US National Hurricane Center says storm surges and flooding are expected to last into the night
- Isaac is now crawling from the Gulf Coast over Louisiana
- The storm drove a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland
- More than 9 inches of rain had fallen by 12pm UK time
- Flood protections system are holding up so far
- US Army to remain on high alert for the next 12 to 24 hours
- Power knocked out to more than 500,000 homes across southern Louisiana, most of them in New Orleans
The area of Plaquemines lies to the south of New Orleans. Recent images show that dozens of homes have been submerged.
Local authorities in New Orleans have compiled a long list of all the reported damage from flooding, power outages and fallen trees around the city. Take a look at how much damage has been done here.
How slow is #Isaac moving? The center of the storm may not be out of Louisiana until late Thursday or very early Friday.
- The US Army says it expects to remain on high alert in New Orleans for the next 12 to 24 hours
- A pumping station which briefly stopped working is now functioning again
- The system was given extensive repairs following catastrophic failures when Katrina hit in 2005
Hurricane Isaac flooded a coastal highway in the town of Gulfport, Mississippi. The slow pace of the storm is increasing the risk of further floods.
The US Army says the New Orleans flood defence system is "working as expected for Isaac".
- Hurricane Isaac remains a Category 1 hurricane
- The weather system is currently moving along the US Gulf at 5mph
- Current sustained wind speeds of 75mph
Take a look at the current wind flow map across the United States here.