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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.

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New Orleans 'hunkers down' for Hurricane Isaac

Residents of New Orleans are 'hunkering down' for Hurricane Isaac to pass through their city. Some say they are feeling anxious and emotional, and reported that many of their neighbours have evacuated.

Others say they are not feeling so nervous, as the storm is a category 1 hurricane, and have taken to the pub.

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