The moment Hurricane Isaac roared close to resident in New Orleans

Residents captured the moment Hurricane Isaac roared close to Lake Pontchartrain, just north of New Orleans. The power of the winds can clearly be heard as they blow into the microphone.

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Storm Isaac to be downgraded

Tropical storm Isaac is forecast to become a tropical depression by the National Hurricane Centre later today. The Mayor of New Orleans has enforced a dawn-to-dusk curfew as Isaac continues to lash the city.