NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu has declared a state of emergency over what is now Tropical Storm Isaac, which is forecast to become a hurricane before making landfall sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
Landrieu said there will be another press announcement at noon Monday, but as of this time, there is no call for evacuation based on the information they have at this time.
Landrieu said that if people shelter in place, they need to be prepared to go for a while without power.
Landrieu said people concerned about their cars will be allowed to park on the neutral ground without penalty beginning Monday afternoon.
There will be garbage pickup Monday, but none on Tuesday or Wednesday.