Celebrities protecting New Orleans homes against Isaac
The celebrities that live in the city are just like everyone else in the face of a storm. Some homes have been boarded up and the stars are presumably elsewhere. But Brad Pitt has 50 homes to protect on top of his own.
When Tropical Storm Isaac hits New Orleans late Tuesday and early Wednesday, it will be the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in United States history.
Numerous celebrities have homes in New Orleans and many have been spotted protecting their homes from the incoming storm.
“Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and John Goodman are some big names taking the necessary precautions to make sure their homes are still standing strong after the tropical storm passes,” said E! News.
By the time Isaac hits land, it is expected to be a category one hurricane, according to the Weather Channel, which means it could bring winds up to 90 miles per hour.
Pitt, Jolie, Bullock and Goodman’s homes have all been closed up, according to E! “Bullock and Goodman's respective homes were boarded up and the windows were covered with sheets of plywood.”
After Hurricane Katrina, Brad Pitt started an organization to help the rebuilding effort in New Orleans. According to NOLA.com, the organization commissioned architecture firms to build eco-friendly homes in the city. In 2010, the organization had built as many as 50 homes.
Pitt said in an interview with the website that he was first in New Orleans while filming Interview With the Vampire in 1994 and fell in love with the city.
The organization, called "Make It Right," today posted a message to New Orleans residents on their website.
“As Hurricane Isaac approaches, Make It Right urges all homeowners and residents to follow the Mayor’s recommendation and immediately evacuate if the order is given,” said the statement. “Our homes are designed to reduce risk of damage from a storm; homeowners should utilize protective hurricane fabric provided for windows and doors and secure all furniture, plants and other items outdoors that could cause damage to your house or your neighbors’ homes.”
Isaac is expected to hit hurricane status soon, but, in comparison, Hurricane Katrina was a category five storm and the city of New Orleans told ABC News they feel prepared this time.
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