Signs of life return to New Orleans as Isaac moves on
Dawn brought lighter winds and intermittent rain in New Orleans. People in one Uptown neighborhood came out to begin cleaning up and just walk around. Police cars patrolled, but no city or power company crews were evident there early Thursday.
Sixty-seven-year-old Hal Mumford wasn't waiting for city workers to clean up the street outside his house. Feeling cooped up after two nights without power, he raked fallen branches away from a catch basin so water could drain out of the gutters.
Sixty-year-old George Escher came out to give his two small dogs their first walk since the storm hit. He says Isaac has been mostly an inconvenience, though his dogs were spooked when a tree fell on the house — and the humidity has caused problems with his hearing aids.