ropical Storm Isaac is projected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane as soon as Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm "blew past the Florida Keys," and when Isaac does make landfall it will likely only graze Tampa, where the Republican National Convention was supposed to begin on Monday. Isaac does, however, seem to be following the path of Hurricane Katrina, just a few days before the seventh anniversary of the devastating 2005 storm. This latest weather system, though, will have sustained winds of about 90 mph — nothing nearly as strong as Katrina, which was a Category 5 hurricane with winds of up to 157 mph. People all along the Gulf Coast are prepping for evacuations, after Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana all declared states of emergency.
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