08/30/2012 03:36 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Pictures: Photos Document The 2012 Storms That Hit Louisiana And Mississippi

As Gulf Coast states began to assess the damage from Hurricane Isaac, photos and video started to trickle in of the devastation.

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.

View the photos from Hurricane Isaac below, and click here to share your own.