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Tropical Storm Isaac continues to churn toward the northern Gulf Coast putting Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida under a hurricane warning.

If TS Isaac stays on is projected track, then the mass is expected to make landfall in Louisiana; that landfall would come upon the heels of the eve of Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane struck New Orleans back in 2005 and devastated the city. TS Isaac is only expected to be a Category 1 hurricane, unlike Katrina’s Category 3 status.

Residents in New Orleans took precautions against TS Isaac by going to local stores and stocking up on goods that are needed for hurricane and tropical storms.

Grocery as well as home improvement stores in Louisiana on Sunday reported brisk business as residents sought items to prepare. Some businesses in New Orleans ran out of supplies. New Orleans’area fuel stations also reported being busy.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called a state of emergency for the entire state. All 53,000 residents of St. Charles Parish near New Orleans were told to leave ahead of the storm.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Alabama Governor Robert Bentley also declared states of emergency in their respective states.

Amtrak cancelled train service in Louisiana for Tuesday and Wednesday.

A hurricane warning was issued for an area that covers a roughly a 300-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast in four states from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

Tropical storm warnings were also issued for a section of Louisiana’s Gulf Coast from Morgan City to Intracoastal City.

To learn more about the efforts of the Harris County Flood Control District, visit the HCFCD website and learn of the tools and assistance they can provide for you and your family during hurricane season.

Click here to stay up to date with the Hurricane Tracker.

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