Milwaukee native describes sights, sounds in New Orleans during Tropical Storm Isaac
Shelley Walcott reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
NEW ORLEANS- Lashing rains from Tropical Storm Isaac are drenching New Orleans, near the French Quarter.
The weird thing is that there is no lightning, no thunder. It's just rain and then the strong winds.
A 17-year-old South Milwaukee native is on vacation with his family in New Orleans.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Shelley Walcott asked Isaac Campos why his family didn't cancel their trip.
"Well my mom already paid for the hotel..." explained Campos.
The lumbering Category One hurricane, which has since been downgraded, dropped 20 inches of rain in some areas, and top sustained winds hit 75 miles an hour.
"It howls between the streets, I mean you can just hear this noise and it's very eerie in a way you know you really can't prepare yourself for these things..." said Campos.
It's been exactly seven years since chef James Myles fled Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms in New Orleans' history. Today he's thinking about family facing the tropical storm.
"I'm very concerned about them," said Myles to TODAY'S TMJ4.
And Isaac Campos told TODAY'S TMJ4 everyone should be worried about the ferocity of this storm. "I saw a couple of downed trees around the corner...It's pretty bad."
And he hopes to never see a storm like Isaac again.