Emily Schneider leans against a pole to support herself against strong winds while visiting the banks of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday, August 28, where Hurricane Isaac has made landfall.
Water rises from a bayou, flooding properties ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Bridgette Mooney, her daughter Skyler, 15 months, and husband Kevin watch from their home as Hurricane Isaac lashes their property with rain in Kiln, Mississippi.
Employees of the Orleans Levee District remove signs from Lake Shore Drive near the shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Evan Stoudt faces strong winds from the banks of Lake Pontchartrain.
A man walks on Canal Street in New Orleans.
High surf splashes along Highway 193 north of the Dauphin Island Bridge in Alabama.
A man walks through the flood waters near Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans as Hurricane Isaac approaches.
Waves from Hurricane Isaac smash against a warning sign at a flooded beach in Biloxi, Mississippi.
A group of men sit on a bench at the edge of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches.
Joshua Keegan and Ruffin Henry swim at Lake Pontchartrain.
Matthew Pettus holds a sheet open in the wind on the levee near Lake Pontchartrain.
People make their way across Canal Street in New Orleans.
Joshua Keegan and his dog Scout swim in the rising water of Lake Pontchartrain.
A Mississippi Department of Transportation sign in Hattiesburg warns southbound motorists on U.S. 49 of rough weather conditions on Tuesday, August 28. Hurricane Isaac is expected to drop heavy rain on the Mississippi Coast over the next couple of days.
A woman and her dog watch the waves produced by Hurricane Isaac on the shore of Lake Pontchatrain in New Orleans on Tuesday. Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall later tonight along the Louisiana coast.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu receive an update on the status of the pumping station at the 17th Street Canal in Metairie, Louisiana.
A couple takes photos in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Many residents of the area decided to stay in their homes instead of evacuating.
A man skateboards past a bar with boarded windows in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Diana Whipple of New Orleans watches waves crash on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches Tuesday. Isaac became a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday when its maximum sustained winds reached 75 mph, the National Hurricane Center says