Tropical Storm Isaac was declared a hurricane Tuesday with 75 mph winds as it heads toward the Gulf Coast. Many chemical producers in the area are taking precautionary moves.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the area east of Morgan City, LA, to the Alabama-Florida border, including New Orleans, Lake Ponchartrain and Lake Maurepas, stated the National Weather Service.
Isaac could potentially hit New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Katrina, which took more than 1800 lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. Current projections show the storm is expected to make landfall Wednesday near New Orleans.