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Hurricane Isaac Deaths: 2 Found Dead In Louisiana Home In Flooded Area

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HURRICANE ISAAC DEATHS
Flooding from an overtopped levee inundated the community of Braithwaite, La. with floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac Thursday, August 30, 2012. The levee break in the foreground was cut to relieve the flooding. Isaac soaked Louisiana for yet another day and pushed more water into neighborhoods all around the city, flooding homes and forcing last-minute evacuations and rescues. New Orleans itself was spared, thanks in large part to a levee system built after Katrina. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, | AP

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a home in the flood-ravaged Louisiana community of Braithwaite.

Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemine Parish, said deputies went out to search for the couple Thursday evening after someone reported they had apparently not escaped Braithwaite's flooding after Hurricane Isaac pummeled the Gulf Coast.

Isaac's death toll is now at least seven — five in Louisiana and two in Mississippi. It includes a 75-year-old Slidell, La., man who drowned after his SUV fell from a flooded highway up-ramp into 9 feet of water Thursday evening. Mississippi authorities have confirmed that the death Thursday of a 62-year-old woman whose car was hit by a tree has also been attributed to Isaac.

Dozens were rescued from homes in Braithwaite after Isaac's storm surge swamped it earlier this week.

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