Events marking the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina are canceled in New Orleans. The city is bracing for another storm.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is ready for the wind and rain that the system called Isaac is predicted to bring.
“The people of the metropolitan area, the people of Louisiana have been through many, many storms. We are very well prepared. And we feel very good about our ability — if we do the things that we know that we can do — to weather this storm.”
Residents have been boarding up windows. Some are leaving ahead of the storm that’s expected to reach its height late Tuesday or early Wednesday.