Isaac approaches Gulf Coast

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by KVUE.com

Associated Press

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hurricane Isaac, a massive storm spanning nearly 200 miles from its center, zeroed in on New Orleans, turning streets famous for hosting celebrations at all hours into ghost boulevards.

Evacuations were ordered in Mississippi's coastal counties and the closure of its 12 shorefront casinos. But there was little fear or panic. With New Orleans' airport closed, tourists retreated to hotels and most denizens of a coastline that has witnessed countless hurricanes decided to ride out the storm.

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