From: Florida, USA
Based on everything I have seen, how does this even come close to Katrina
Location. As was said by others, Katrina came ashore east of NOLA, so winds were from the east then north as it moved inland, directions which do not intensify the storm surge. Isaac came ashore west of NOLA, so winds are from the south pushing the Gulf of Mexico up the Mississippi River ahead of the storm. As it's slower moving also, they expect up to 2 FEET of rain on top of that storm surge. Good thing that area is not mountainous, or they would have mud slides as well, like they usually get in Central America, no matter the cat of the storm.