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  •  because Isaac was such a large storm ... (3+ / 0-)

    there was a long fetch of southeast and east winds to push water into south and east-facing access to the Gulf, such as Lake Pontchartrain and many of the lagoons and estuaries along the central Gulf coast.  That and the water attempting to drain into the oceans from the heavy rains is what causes the problems.

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    by billlaurelMD on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 05:15:54 AM PDT

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