In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, photo, cattle are stranded on a slim piece of dry land as floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac recede in Plaquemines Parish, La. The nation’s oil and gas hub

 

              In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, photo, cattle are stranded on a slim piece of dry land as floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac recede in Plaquemines Parish, La. The nation’s oil and gas hub
In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, photo, cattle are stranded on a slim piece of dry land as floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac recede in Plaquemines Parish, La. The nation’s oil and gas hub is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The government said Monday that offshore oil and gas platforms are beginning to ramp up production as crews are returning. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)