A family stands on their front porch as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, La. // Surrounded by water (Sean Gardner - Reuters)

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A family stands on their front porch as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, La.

What started as Tropical Storm Isaac in the Caribbean turned into a Category 1 hurricane as it headed toward the U.S. Gulf coast Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, hitting in the early evening on the eve of the seventh anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans' biggest problems seemed to be downed power lines, scattered tree limbs and minor flooding. One person was reported killed, compared with 1,800 deaths from Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. And police reported few problems with looting. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

In the photo above a family stands on their front porch as Hurricane Isaac drenched New Orleans. From left; Lessie Lewis; Devin Lewis; Kodi Lewis and Cindy Lewis stand on the front porch with their home surrounded by flood water on Aug. 29, 2012.