Assessing Damages From Hurricane Isaac
The death toll from the storm rose to seven on Saturday, with five deaths in Louisiana and two in Mississippi, the New York Daily reported.
While many people in New Orleans are returning to their regular lives following the storm, the receding flood waters have left neighborhoods across Louisiana and Mississippi littered with trash and debris, the Daily reported.
In addition, more than 400,000 people in the Louisiana still remain without power, USA Today reported.
On the economic front, Gregory Daco, an economist at IHS Global Insight said that the businesses most affected by Isaac were Gulf Coast oil and natural gas drilling platforms and refineries, the Wall Street Journal Reported. However, Daco said, Hurricane Isaac will not be as costly as other hurricanes like Irene or Katrina.
“Isaac will most likely cause damages on the low end of this spectrum,” Daco said.
For some farmers, Hurricane Isaac did deliver one positive thing, three days of rain, the New York Times Reported.
“Farmers from Missouri to Indiana to Ohio welcomed the three to five inches of rain Isaac deposited as it churned east across the Midwest, but they said it came too late to save much of this year’s failed crop [of corn].”
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