Hurricane Isaac makes the Gulf Coast of the US

1. Hurricane Isaac is seen making landfall on the Gulf Coast of the US in this August 29, 2012 satellite image courtesy of NASA

2. Research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans

3. A portable toilet floats on a flooded street in New Orleans

4. An uprooted tree rests on the roof of a house in New Orleans

5. Isaac’s storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods South Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Mississippi

6. The storm surge floods parts of Waveland, Mississippi

7. A fallen tree lies on power lines in New Orleans

8. An uprooted tree lies across Poydras Street in New Orlean

9. People and a dog who were rescued from their flooded homes are loaded into a Louisiana National Guard truck, after Hurricane Isaac made landfall.

10. A sign for ‘Sunken Gardens’ is partially submerged in New Orleans