New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew as Hurricane Isaac lashes the city.

At a news conference Wednesday, Landrieu issued the curfew as the city deals with downed power lines and tree limbs and other debris littering the streets, as well as some flooding from heavy rain and whipping wind..

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says at least nine people were booked on looting-related charges, but described the incidents as relatively “few.” He says authorities are not “seeing a lot of people on the streets and we appreciate that.”

Landrieu says New Orleans police also interrupted a burglary at a business, but that appeared to be an isolated incident.

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