Tropical Storm Isaac continued to lash New Orleans with heavy rain today despite being downgraded, as residents in cars and homes were stranded exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
Rescuers in boats tried to reach people stranded around the city. There have been no reports of casualties.
In New Orleans, the newly-fortified levee system appeared to be holding, though power lines were downed and debris littered the streets, prompting officials to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
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.