Isaac Now Officially a Hurricane

Winds are hitting 75mph
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 28, 2012 11:35 AM CDT
The first real impacts of Isaac reach the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. at high tide as all access to the beaches is closed on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaac would...   (Butch Dill)
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(Newser) – It's Tropical Storm Isaac no more. Forecasters say Isaac has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with 75mph winds as it makes its way toward Louisiana. The US National Hurricane Center reports that Isaac gained strength as it moved over the warm, open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It's expected to make landfall over southeastern Louisiana, possibly the New Orleans area, either late tonight or early tomorrow. President Obama has some advice for residents living in its path... (Read more hurricane stories.)

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