Although the death toll has been minimal compared to Hurricane Katrina, fatalities have occurred, and damage was extensive in some regions.
Rising floodwaters from Isaac have forced thousands of evacuations, catching many by surprise, reported the Associated Press. Pictures of Isaac's impact reveal residents and homes caught in flood conditions. Up to half of Louisiana was left powerless on Thursday, and hundreds of thousands were in the dark in Mississippi.
Late Wednesday night, President Obama signed disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi, freeing up federal aid for the regions.