Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power. Property damages are estimated to total well over $1 billion. The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to pound the Gulf region until at least early Thursday morning.

 

Kiln, Miss.

 

 
The National Guard travels down Highway 603 near Kiln, Miss. on Wednesday as Hurricane Isaac raged on.

 

Long Beach, Miss.

 

 
This video, which was recorded Wednesday morning, shows the severe flooding around a McDonald's on Highway 90 in Long Beach, Miss.

 

Plaquemines Parish, La.

 

 
Jesse Shafer, an EMT in Plaquemines Parish, La., tells the Weather Channel about his heroic rescue of a mother and baby in the area. Shafer was waiting on his roof to be rescued.

 

Biloxi, Miss.

 

 
Hurricane Isaac has caused severe flooding throughout Biloxi, Miss.

 

New Orleans, La.

 

 
This raw video shows the wind and rain pelting New Orleans early Wednesday.