HEMPSTEAD - With Hurricane Isaac set to hit New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, two former Louisiana residents spoke with News 12 Long Island about that harrowing day.

Shirley George and Joe Robertson say when they left New Orleans seven years ago, they only took a few clothes with them. The two say they expected to go back in a night or two after the water receded. The now-Hempstead residents haven't been back since the deadly hurricane hit.

Both have children and grandchildren in New Orleans who are packed and ready to leave due to Hurricane Isaac.