Tropical cyclone "Isaac" will not be as devastating as "Katrina," said the head of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand.
"Another tropical depression was released today on the coast of the United States -" Isaac ", though its trajectory like" Katrina ", but its power is below, as per the American experts, it will be a little east and would not affect the dam of New Orleans" — said on Vilfand a press conference in Moscow.
Previously reported that swept over Haiti "Isaac" completely destroyed 335 houses, more than 2.5 thousand houses severely damaged. Nearly 15,000 people have been evacuated.
The number of victims of the hurricane in Haiti, at last count, was 24 people and three others are missing. In addition, at least five people died in the Dominican Republic.
Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour. To the hurricane was awarded the first category on the Saffir-Simpson scale that evaluates the potential damage from the disaster, its wind speed is 120 kilometers per hour.