Issac leaves many without electricity

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NEW ORLEANS — Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly a week after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water.

Most of those were in Louisiana, where utilities reported more than 100,000 people without power. Thousands also were without power in Mississippi and Arkansas.

Much of Plaquemines Parish remained under as much as 5 feet of water, and for many, the damage was worse than that from Katrina.