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Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane | LubbockOnline

Isaac was on the verge of becoming a full-blown hurricane today as it rolled over the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana, where residents of the low-lying coast left boarded-up homes for inland shelter while people in New Orleans waited behind levees fortified after Katrina.

Forecasters predicted the tropical storm would power up to hurricane strength, which starts at winds of 74 mph, later in the day and be at least a Category 1 hurricane

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