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Severe Weather: Tracking Isaac

  • From Brian Fortier at the Weather Channel:

    Offshore oil rigs reporting wind gusts to 90 mph (anemometer at 200 ft elevation).

    Biloxi flooding: First level of the Palace Casino garage is under water, Popp's Ferry Causeway completely flooded; south side of Broadwater flooded; Beach Blvd from McDonnel to Acadia and in front of the Hard Rock is closed.

    Mobile Flooding: East bound lanes of the mobile bay causeway are closed due to water over the road. 51 mph gust was measured at the bankhead tunnel.

    (Track Hurricane Isaac at Weather.com)
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Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

BAGHDAD - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. | Video