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Isaac stirs memories, emotions for Hurricane Katrina evacuees

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As Tropical Storm Isaac barrels over water with New Orleans in its projected path, local Hurricane Katrina evacuees relive troubling memories.

Birmingham resident Vincent Butler survived the natural disaster seven years ago, but worries that another storm could affect his hometown once again.

"Anybody would be really nervous at just the thought of them being stranded," Butler says. "And then the images you saw of Katrina with everyone around and no one could get to them, so you act quickly in advance. It's better to be safe than sorry."

Butler's mother and grandmother drove from New Orleans to Birmingham Monday morning.

Butler lost his home, car and family businesses in Hurricane Katrina's wrath.