The governor of Louisiana won't attend the Republican National Convention, where he was scheduled to speak, in order to focus on storm preparation.

"I will not be speaking or attending the Republican convention in Florida," he told reporters at a press conference Monday. "There is no time for politics here in Louisiana."

The center of Tropical Storm Isaac is currently headed toward New Orleans. Jindal told residents of his state, "If you're thinking of evacuating, today is the day to do it."