Isaac poses risks due to storm surges, heavy rainfall

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Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:07 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaac poses risks to life and could cause extensive damage to states along the U.S. Gulf Coast with a storm surge of up to six to 12 feet, U.S. federal emergency officials said on Monday.

"There are some aspects of this storm that are very concerning, particularly storm surge as well as now potentially heavy rainfall across the area of impact," Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate said in a conference call with reporters.

(Reporting by Mark Felsenthal, Lisa Lambert and Jeff Mason; Editing by Jackie Frank)