New Orleans is preparing to be hit by another massive storm, which, if projections hold, will make landfall exactly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. Projections for Tropical Strom Issac, which is expected to grow into at least a Category 2 hurricane, show the storm making direct landfall in the gulf coast early Wednesday morning. Earlier today, both Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu declared states of emergencies.
"The better part of wisdom here is to be prepared," Landrieu said, according to NOLA.com.
Landrieu said that for now, he expects New Orleans residents to shelter in place. But he says that if New Orleans is evacuated, there won't be any shelter.
For comparison, here's a screen shot - taken exactly seven years ago - of Katrina's projected trajectory:
[Image via NOAA]