As Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans, Gulf Coast residents are hunkering down and bracing for impact. The storm is expected to hit within miles of where Katrina made landfall seven years ago on Tuesday night, and experts say Isaac could drop up to 20 inches of rain throughout the region.

While Isaac is a Category 1 hurricane (Katrina was a Category 3), preparedness and cautiousness are still critical. If you’re going to be caught in the storm, prepare yourself by reading through the hurricane survival tips listed below from The Outdoor Life _Ultimate Survival Manual.
Hurricane Safety: How to Survive a Massive Hurricane

Hurricane Safety: Prepare a Checklist for Your Home

Hurricane Safety: How to Reinforce Garage Doors

**Hurricane Safety: How to Rescue Someone in a Flood[

](/blogs/survivalist/2012/08/hurricane-safety-tip-build-dike)Hurricane Safety: How to Build a Sandbag Dike**