Hurricane Kirk Weakens, Flood Warnings and Tornado Watch Issued For Isaac

Even as the Hurricane Isaac weakens to a tropical depression bringing heavy rain and flash floods in Mississippi and lower Ohio River valley, Hurricane Kirk, the fifth hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season advances toward north east at 26 KM per hour, a National Weather Service Bulletin said.

Hurricane Isaac Update: More Mandatory Evacuations As Storm Claims First Fatality

Isaac persisted along its treacherous path on Thursday flooding areas, stranding residents and even claiming its first fatality. While the hurricane-turned-tropical storm Isaac weakened and is expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday evening, the rain is still making its mark on the specific areas of the Gulf Coast.

Isaac 2012 Pictures: 20 Images Of The Devastation, From Hurricane To Tropical Storm [PHOTOS]

Isaac, once a Category One hurricane but now just a tropical storm, is expected to be downgraded further to a tropical depression by late Thursday. In the meantime, the storm continues to pack winds of 45 miles per hour and pour down about feet of rain in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We've gathered a slew of photos and pictures of the devastation throughout New Orleans and Mississippi from Isaac.

US Cases Of West Nile Virus Set Record, Deaths Rise: CDC

Through last week, 1,118 cases of West Nile virus and 41 deaths had been reported. The updated figures represent a 40 percent increase in the number of cases and a 61 percent spike in the number of deaths, but are short of the all-time record for a full year: 9,862 cases and 264 deaths in 2003.

Hurricane Isaac: Levees Topped South Of New Orleans

As Hurricane Isaac made its second landfall Wednesday morning at Port Fourchon, La., officials in Plaquemines Parish just south of New Orleans are reporting flooding as deep as 12 feet in some areas that has stranded residents.

RNC Convention 2012: From Mitt Romney To Chris Christie - Day 2 In Photos

Although the tropical storm Isaac forced the cancelation of Monday's opening session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the conference was finally kicked off Tuesday with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie impassionedly challenging the Republicans to start "taking our country back" during his keynote speech.

Hurricane Isaac Ruining Your 2012 Summer Travel? Here’s Some Advice

Hurricane Isaac, the ninth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, has wreaked havoc both in the sky and out at sea, cancelling over 1,300 flights and stranding thousands of cruise ship passengers. For those traveling during the hurricane season, here's a bit of advice.