NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new evacuation is being ordered in Louisiana because of the continuing flood threat in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
A rural area near Slidell (sly-DEHL) is believed to be in danger, as officials believe a lock from a diversion canal is going to fail.
Parts of a coastal area south of New Orleans, where thousands were evacuated, are still under water.
The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are making their way up the Mississippi valley, bringing rain to some areas that need it.
The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of rain had fallen by midday in parts of Illinois. Forecasters also say two tornadoes touched down in rural north-central Illinois. There are no reports of damage.
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