Tropical Storm Isaac, August 28. Photo: NASA
The city lights all appear on as Tropical Storm Isaac nears the Gulf Coast in this satellite image taken just after midnight on August 28. It was a different story last night, after Isaac morphed into a Category 1 Hurricane and hovered near land. Its 80 mile-per-hour winds and torrential rains left 520,000 people in Lousiana without power, according to The New York Times.