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TS Karen becomes less of a threat, stalls over Gulf of Mexico

TS Karen becomes less of a threat, stalls over Gulf of Mexico
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POSTED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 12:40pm

UPDATED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:00pm

Tropical Storm Karen continues to weaken as dry air and wind shear break through the system. The track forecast has shifted slightly west, weakening the impacts for most of coastal Louisiana.

The height of rainfall and TS Karen should arrive between tonight and early Sunday morning. Although the storm is dissipating, residents should continue to prepare for downed trees and tree limbs and possible power outages. With water levels on Lake Pontchartrain above normal, street flooding could occur with heavy rainfall within a short period of time.

Some voluntary evacuation orders remain in effect. However, all mandatory orders have been lifted. As a precaution, residents in low-lying areas are encouraged to move vehicles to higher ground.

Keep up with local updates regarding this storm by downloading the NBC33 mobile app. We will also provide updates on the NBC33 Facebook and Twitter account.

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