This is something we found out when we went for my birthday in 2008. Our trip was supposed to be 4 days, but thanks to the evacuation for Hurricane Gustav, we were back on a plane 16 hours after we had landed.
Thankfully the weather was beautiful during the time we were there so shortly after landing we changed and headed out on a walk around the French Quarter, see the sights and pick up a couple of souvenirs.
We even had the chance to check out the beautiful architecture of buildings that we sadly wouldn't get to enjoy such as Cafe Du Monde, the Hard Rock Cafe and Muriel's.
Since our original plan was to eat at Hard Rock, which was already closed for the hurricane, we had dinner at Pat O'Brien's.
I'm not sure if it was a mix of the hand grenades (the drinks in those plastic bottles) or the food but during our walking ghost tour I wasn't feeling so great.
After our haunted history tour we headed back to the hotel not knowing what the status of the rest of our trip would be. The news was warning of the impending hurricane and the town was starting to close down stores, restaurants and the trolleys. Early the next the morning I woke up to find Chris not doing so well, which ended up being a blessing in disguise. After checking on him, I turned on the lights to see that a letter of mandatory evacuation from the hotel had been slipped under the door. I was quick to call American Airlines and get on the earliest flight out of town.
The good news is that we were able to plan another trip there and had the chance to experience the town all over again.
Has bad weather ever ruined your trip?