A weak Hurricane Issac is taking aim at the Gulf Coast, and New Orleans is once again in the center of the storm’s projected path:
The storm swiped south Florida on Sunday before moving into warm Gulf waters, where it is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane.
On its current track, Isaac was due to slam into the Gulf Coast anywhere between Florida and Louisiana by midweek, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
The governors of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency as a hurricane warning went into effect for the northern Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.
It included New Orleans, devastated when Hurricane Katrina swept over the city on August 29, 2005, killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage along the coast.
Katrina was a strong Category 3 storm when it made landfall, and Isaac is not projected to be more than a Category 1. That allowed, the storm force winds in New Orleans were only Category 1-2, as the storm’s eye made landfall east of the city on the Louisiana/Mississippi border.
Only idiots would choose to stay in a hole in a swamp that is at or below sea level, surrounded by three massive bodies of water, as a hurricane approaches. New Orleans, however, is filled with those sort of idiots, including Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who has failed to call an evacuation with the storm less than 72 hours out.