Local military and civilian emergency-response teams will be on the front lines, if Hurricane Dean does hit the Texas coast.
Time does little to dull Leslie Huntington's memories of the hurricane or her determination not to return to New Orleans.
Geraldine Gilbert was living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. She now calls Raleigh home and has not been back to the Big Easy.
Derionne Brooks was reunited with family pet, Gracie, on Saturday in Fayetteville. They lost Gracie during Hurricane Katrina.
Geraldine Gilbert is among evacuees who've grown new roots in North Carolina in the five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.
As Isaac pounds the Gulf Coast, the memories of Hurricane Katrina seven years ago Wednesday are still fresh for displaced New Orleans residents who moved to the Triangle to rebuild their lives.