That's good that you'll have locals taking you around. It will make a world of difference.I am lucky enough to have made contact with two NOLA photographers who are going to take me around.
There's plenty of that! You'll find a story at every stop. It's still overwhelming at times to still see the damage from a storm that left us over five months ago.They both lost their homes, darkrooms, almost everything.
So many who have only seen the images through print or television say it's overwhelming once they actually 'see' it. I'm sure you'll get the same feeling.
We're supposed to have storms come through this evening and some tomorrow, but after that, you should have perfect weather for shooting.
Travel safe and enjoy!