New Orleans (CNN) — New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast faced the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina by hunkering down for a new storm amid “a high level of anxiety,” as the Crescent City’s mayor put it Monday.
Forecasters project Tropical Storm Isaac will reach hurricane strength and could be a Category 2 storm when it hits the northern Gulf Coast early Wednesday, seven years to the day after Katrina slammed ashore near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. Residents of low-lying coastal areas from the Florida Panhandle to southeastern Louisiana were ordered to evacuate ahead of storm surges and heavy rain, while New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu acknowledged his own jitters due to the coincidence.
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(via Isaac poised for Gulf landfall on Katrina anniversary - CNN.com)

New Orleans (CNN) — New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast faced the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina by hunkering down for a new storm amid “a high level of anxiety,” as the Crescent City’s mayor put it Monday.

Forecasters project Tropical Storm Isaac will reach hurricane strength and could be a Category 2 storm when it hits the northern Gulf Coast early Wednesday, seven years to the day after Katrina slammed ashore near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. Residents of low-lying coastal areas from the Florida Panhandle to southeastern Louisiana were ordered to evacuate ahead of storm surges and heavy rain, while New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu acknowledged his own jitters due to the coincidence.

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(via Isaac poised for Gulf landfall on Katrina anniversary - CNN.com)

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