September 1, 2012
Gerald Herbert photo

Angela Serpas cries as she sees her flooded home for the first time since Hurricane Isaac pushed a 10-foot storm surge into Braithwaite, La., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. At right is her daughter Lainy Serpas, 11. While New Orleans streets were bustling again and workers were returning to offshore oil rigs, thousands of evacuees couldn’t return home to flooded low-lying areas of Louisiana and more than 400,000 sweltering electricity customers in the state remained without power.

Scott Threlkeld photo

Transport vehicles are moved into position after an evacuation was ordered after Lock 2 became in danger of failing Saturday, September 1, 2012, on the Pearl River navigational canal in St. Tammany Parish, La.

Gerald Herbert photo

Danny Ruiz, of Violet, La., waits for a tow to pull out his brother’s sunken boat trailer, after the area was flooded from Hurricane Isaac, in Braithwaite, La., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Louisiana’s Public Service Commission said more than 443,000 customers remained without electricity around Louisiana on Saturday morning, days after Hurricane Isaac crept across the state.

Michael Heinz photo

David Walker endures the rain from the remnant of Hurricane Isaac during opening ceremonies of the 29th Annual Labor’s Family Day Picnic Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Columbian Park in Lafayette, Ind.

Gerald Herbert photo

Lainy Serpas, 11, lowers her head into her lap as she tours her flooded community for the first time, after Hurricane Isaac passed through in Braithwaite, La., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. While New Orleans streets were bustling again and workers were returning to offshore oil rigs, thousands of evacuees couldn’t return home to flooded low-lying areas of Louisiana and more than 400,000 sweltering electricity customers in the state remained without power.

Gerald Herbert photo

A flooded home from Hurricane Isaac is seen in Braithwaite, La., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. While New Orleans streets were bustling again and workers were returning to offshore oil rigs, thousands of evacuees couldn’t return home to flooded low-lying areas of Louisiana and more than 400,000 sweltering electricity customers in the state remained without power.

Michael Democker photo

Workmen repair electrical wires on Alvar Street above North Galvez in New Orleans as clean-up continues in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac on Saturday, September 1, 2012.

Michael Heinz photo

Traffic makes their way through a flooded portion of U.S. 52 after heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac came through the area Saturday, September 1, 2012, in Lafayette, Ind.