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TS Karen: Storm becomes disorganized, Hurricane watch discontinued

The National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Karen has become disorganized and that hurricane watches elsewhere have been discontinued. Summary of watches and warnings in effect:

Price gouging law in effect following Emergency Declaration for TS Karen

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminds citizens and businesses that Louisiana price gouging laws are in effect upon the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.

DOTD updates about roads impacted by TS Karen

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas reminds citizens impacted by Tropical Storm Karen to be aware of roadway conditions while traveling.

Furloughed La. National Guard technicians recalled to assist with TS Karen

Declaring a state of emergency, Governor Bobby Jindal has authorized the mobilization of 650 Guardsmen to state active duty to respond to Tropical Storm Karen as needed.

Ascension Parish declares State of Emergency as precaution

As a precautionary measure, Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez has declared a State of Emergency for Ascension Parish beginning today, Friday, October 4, 2013 because of the approach of Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mandatory evacuation orders downgraded in Plaquemines Parish

UPDATE: Due to the most recent storm forecast released by the National Weather Service, the mandatory evacuation put in place for parts of Plaquemines Parish will be changed to a voluntary evacuation beginning at noon today.  

Sandbag locations open in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen

Sandbag locations have opened up in various parishes throughout southeast Louisiana. We will continue to update this list with new locations as they are announced. Please check back frequently.

Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf of Mexico

A soggy weekend is in store for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the central Gulf of Mexico.

Download Red Cross Hurricane App for lifesaving info as Karen develops

As Tropical Storm Karen moves north across the Gulf of Mexico, the American Red Cross encourages people to download the new Hurricane App to get instant access to hurricane safety steps and weather alerts for areas in the path of the storm.

FEMA recalls workers to prepare for Tropical Storm Karen

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday it is recalling some furloughed workers to help prepare for Tropical Storm Karen, expected to strike the Gulf Coast this weekend.

Grand Isle State Park closes in preparation for TS Karen

Effective immediately, Grand Isle State Park is closed to visitors and is expected to reopen on Monday, Oct. 7.

Livingston Parish residents hope for the best, prepare for the worst with Tropical Storm Karen

As Tropical Storm Karen moves closer to the Gulf states, those in areas that could be hit are left hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

Governor Jindal declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Karen

Governor Jindal has declared a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Karen.

Will Tropical Storm Karen impact Louisiana?

Tropical Storm Karen formed in the Gulf of Mexico this morning and south Louisiana could feel some impacts. As of 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.

Shutdown: National Weather Service continues work

Despite the Federal government shutdown, all NOAA agencies, including the National Weather Service, will keep their doors open for business.