Isaac weakens to a tropical depression over La.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac has weakened to a tropical depression after drenching southeast Louisiana and causing flooding.

Isaac’s maximum sustained winds decreased to near 35 mph Thursday and was expected to gradually weaken.

Thursday afternoon, Isaac’s center was about 35 miles west-northwest of Monroe, La., and is moving north-northwest near 12 mph.

Isaac made landfall Tuesday evening in southeast Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane. Since then, the storm has caused flooding in areas across and Louisiana and Mississippi.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Flood waters surround a house in Slidell,.La. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Isaac’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 45 mph and the National Hurricane Center said it was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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