Gulf Coast residents brace for storm

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Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, gives updates on tropical storm Isaac

Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, gives updates on tropical storm Isaac. (AP Photo)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – One man in New Orleans who endured Hurricane Katrina seven years ago says he’s expecting a weaker storm this time, and thinks the levee system is in better shape to handle a storm surge than it was when Katrina hit.

Still, carpenter John Coril says he fueled up his truck and his generator in preparation for the storm.

Isaac is still a tropical storm, with top winds of 65 miles an hour.

National Hurricane Center director Rick Knabb told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday that Isaac won’t be as strong as they initially thought when it hits land somewhere along the north Gulf Coast.

Already, the storm has brought wind and rain to parts of Florida.

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