NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As then-Tropical Storm Isaac flirted with becoming a hurricane off the Louisiana coast, New Orleans made ready.

There were boards on windows at some businesses near the French Quarter and sandbags at one hotel.

But there was little else to suggest a sense of alarm.

New Orleans has been through Betsy, Camille and Katrina.

On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the devastation of Katrina, some early risers said Tuesday that they don't expect Isaac to approach that gold standard of fear.