Issac moves away from Louisiana, damage left behind

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NEW ORLEANS - As Issac moves away from Louisiana and Mississippi the damage it's left behind is clear.

Dozens are homeless, at least five are dead, and the controlled release of a dam in Mississippi is under close supervision.

The torrential rain and whipping wind is over, but the soggy, muddy mess remains.

Dozens of homes are under water and authorities are going into homes, rescuing those who waited out the storm.

Two people who didn't want to leave their home were found dead late Thursday night in a hard-hit area south of New Orleans.

The mayor of New Orleans emphasized each storm is different.

"There are some individuals in the metropolitan area of New Orleans that have suffered damages in excess of what they suffered during Katrina," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

After campaigning in central Florida, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stopped in Louisiana to see the damage for himself.

President Barack Obama will visit Louisiana Monday.

Meanwhile, officials continue pumping water from a reservoir to ease the pressure behind a stress dam along the Mississippi/Louisiana border.

Officials in Louisiana said the water is quickly receding, but it will be days before people can go back to their homes.