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Mayor Landrieu: The City Is Secure

National Hurricane Center

New Orleans police are getting some help in securing the city during Hurricane Isaac. The Louisiana National Guard is on duty.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says there haven’t been any reports so far of looting as city streets empty during Hurricane Isaac.

“There’s always concern that’s going to happen when we ask people to evacuate or people hunker down. That is why there is a full police presence on the street right now. That is why there’s 680 National Guardsmen who are not only here for search and rescue, but also to secure the city. People should not be unclear about that. This city will be secure.”

Police Chief Ronal Serpas says he’s been assured that there is plenty of room available in the jail system for looters.

Watch the entire press conference:

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

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