Post-Isaac flooding continues in Louisiana
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- In Louisiana parts of Plaquemines Parish are still under water.
This comes days after Hurricane Isaac hit the state. President Obama will take a look at the damage Monday.
Officials in Plaquemines said it's covered in more water than after Hurricane Katrina. Katrina hit the Gulf Coast seven years ago as a Category 3 hurricane. Isaac was only a Category 1.
One levee was overtopped and additional pumps are being used to get rid of the water.
"If we try to wait to pump it out, it'll take weeks, if not months,” said Plaquemines Parish Billy Nungesser. “A breach in the levee in strategic areas in the low-lying areas, we will get the bulk of the water out in five to seven days, hopefully."
Business owners and residents who evacuated the flooded parish will be allowed to return temporarily with police escorts Tuesday.