We still have to see how long it's going to go on, and the storm surge is predicted to be 10-14 feet, but it doesn't look to me (from afar and with no expertise) as if we're looking at the destruction of New Orleans this time.
Which is all well and good, but then we come to the case of BayouRenaissanceMan. I don't know what's happening where he is, and he worries me. He doesn't get around as well as he used to, and he was unable to cover his windows. I hope he's staying safe! He's keeping up a pretty good running commentary, actually.