Hurricane Isaac Hits Gulf Coast with Rains, Wind

August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM EDT

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Hurricane Isaac Hits Gulf Coast with Rains, Wind

August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM EDT

(ABC News) Hurricane Isaac pounded the Gulf Coast Wednesday, overtopping a levee southeast of New Orleans, knocking down trees and cutting power to more than 400,000 homes.

According to a report from ABC News:

There were no reports of injuries but dozens of residents of Plaquemines Parish, La., were stranded atop a levee, while there were multiple reports of people trapped in attics by rising waters. Thus far, fewer people were evacuated than during Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans seven years ago today.

But the Category 1 slow-moving storm is expected to stay over the region all day with its drenching rains and high winds, while heading northwest at 6 miles per hour in a northwest trajectory, which is expected to continue through tonight.

As of 11 a.m. the storm's center was about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Watch video and read the entire ABC News report HERE.