Reporter’s Notebook: New Orleans residents brace for Tropical Storm Cristobal amid pandemic, protests

NEW ORLEANS – As Tropical Storm Cristobal sets its sights on the Gulf coast, those in New Orleans were preparing Saturday.

10:15 p.m.

The second live shot of the day is complete. We packed up and headed to the hotel to check-in and get some sleep before the storm coverage begins Sunday.

9:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

I grabbed a bite of dinner before our 10:00 live shot.

6:20 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

I interviewed several colorful characters, as you can imagine!

Greg Guimbellot, the manager at Spirits on Bourbon, said the area had recently undergone a total sewer and drainage system overhaul. He said he is hoping the new infrastructure will keep flooding to a minimum but said he’s preparing for the worst.