From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block. Mitt Romney made a last minute change to his travel plans today. On his first day as the official Republican presidential nominee, he and Paul Ryan were supposed to begin a swing state campaign tour. Instead, while Ryan headed to a previously scheduled event in Virginia, Romney flew to Louisiana.
Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 7:09 am
A woman walks through flood waters from Hurricane Isaac's storm surge on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain Thursday.
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As thousands of residents of the Gulf Coast begin to emerge from the flood waters left behind by Hurricane Isaac, authorities in Louisiana reported two bodies were found Thursday in the ravished Plaquemines Parish.
From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block. And we begin this hour with Isaac. After pounding the Gulf Coast with high winds, nonstop rain and a powerful storm surge, Isaac is now churning through northern Louisiana. There, heavy rainfall brings a new threat, inland river flooding. Some of that flooding has strained a dam in Mississippi; 60,000 people downriver have been ordered to evacuate.
Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 8:17 pm
Darrell Hill, 11, feeds his sister Floy Dillon, 2, at a flood shelter in a school gym in Kentwood, La., Thursday. Residents fled to the shelter after officials announced that a dam upstream in Mississippi was in danger of bursting.
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The Latest At 10:01 p.m. ET:
-- Isaac, now a tropical depression, is still drenching parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Forecasters say it will eventually move into Arkansas and Missouri.
-- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has added 14 additional counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to the federal disaster declaration issued Friday.