NEW ORLEANS (WWLTV.com) -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu addressed residents in New Orleans Wednesday, urging them to remain in their homes and off the streets.
This comes on the heels of a curfew issued in the early morning hours to last from 8 p.m. Wednesday night until 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Mayor Landrieu acknowledged citizens' frustration at being confined to their homes, but stressed that though the weather may have calmed, there is still plenty of danger.
"One of the great dangers that comes with this kind of storm is people getting in car accidents," he said. "In storms like this, there are always deaths after they pass."
The mayor did reassure residents that any concerns about water pressure or safety were unfounded.
"There was just a minor hiccup that got reported and we wanted to double check it," he said. "People don't need to worry about that."
According to the mayor, police will be out with national guardsmen in an attempt to keep the city secure during the remaining power outages.
Until Isaac's winds have slowed, energy crews cannot begin restoring power given the dangers they face.