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August 30th, 2012
06:14 AM ET

Locascio family happy they stayed home in New Orleans for Isaac

Hurricane Isaac blasted through the Gulf Coast on the sevent anniversary of Hurricane Katrina yesterday. Residents in New Orleans are still reeling from the rough winds and rain in the city now. Many evacuated before Isaac landed, but some like Joe Locascio and his family chose to sit tight to ride out the storm.

Tuesday morning he told CNN he was without power and there was a lot of debris in the area. Locascio updates Zoraida Sambolin on the condition of his home and neighborhood on “Early Start” this morning.

“Right now the conditions are pretty good,” he says. Still without power, Locascio says the temperature is cool and it rains occasionally. “It’s safe to go out,” he adds. He and his family went out and talked to neighbors. His daughter even biked around the debris.

Locascio says he's glad that he chose to ride out the storm at home.

"I'm happy so far, because we had some water leaks in the house. If we weren't here, we wouldn't have been able to stop the leaks. We would have come back to real damage in the house," he says.


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