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FL, LA Declare States of Emegency as TS KAREN Progresses

Posted by feww on October 4, 2013

TS KAREN prompts Florida, Louisiana Govs. to declare states of emergency 

Scott declares a state of emergency for 18 Panhandle counties as KAREN approaches

Gov. Scott has declared a state of emergency for 18 Panhandle counties in preparation for Tropical Storm KAREN.

KAREN is forecast to hit the northern Gulf Coast over the weekend as a weak hurricane or tropical storm, dumping up to 8 inches of rain in some areas.

The storm is expected to reach hurricane or near hurricane force by late Friday/ early Saturday, said NHC.

A hurricane watch is currently in effect from Grand Isle, LA, to west of Destin, FL.

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TS KAREN – GOES-EAST Satellite Image IR Channel 4 – JSL2 enhancement – recorded at 02:45UTC on October 4, 2013.

Louisiana Gov. declares state of emergency due to TS KAREN

Gov. Jindal has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana in response to the Tropical Storm KAREN. The state of emergency will extend from October 3 through November 1, 2013 unless it’s terminates sooner by the government.

His proclamation reads: “Tropical Storm Karen is currently moving up the Yucatan Peninsula and is moving slowly northwestward toward the State of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, posing a threat of extremely heavy rainfall resulting in very high tides for coastal parishes and the possibility of flash floods for coastal parishes and inland parishes through the weekend of Saturday, October 5, 2013.

“The National Weather Service predicts this storm has the potential to develop hurricane force winds and make landfall between Southeast Louisiana and the Florida panhandle on Saturday.”

Jindal said an emergency declaration was warranted since the National Weather Service “has issued a Hurricane Watch, a Tropical Storm Watch and a Coastal Flood Advisory for the next 72 hours for parts of southeastern Louisiana, placing the lives and property of the citizens of this State in jeopardy.”

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Tropical Storm KAREN Forms Over The Southeastern Gulf Of Mexico

Posted by feww on October 3, 2013

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches Issued for the Northern Gulf Coast: NHC

The 11th named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season was formed over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, said National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Tropical Storm KAREN as of 8:00 AM CDT Thursday October 3, 2013

  • Location: 22.0°N, 87.6°W
  • Movement: NNW at 13 mph
  • Min pressure: 1004 mb
  • Max sustained winds: 60 mph
  • Source: NHC

KAREN is forecast to reach hurricane strength on Friday.

  • Hurricane watch:
    • From: GRAND-ISLE-LA  (29.25N, 89.96W)
      To: INDIAN-PASS-FL  (29.68N, 85.27W)
  • Tropical storm watch
    • From: MORGAN-CITY-LA  (29.48N, 91.29W)
      To: GRAND-ISLE-LA  (29.25N, 89.96W)
  • Tropical storm watch
    • Metro New Orleans, Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain-LA

KAREN - 120 hrs
Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours

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Tropical Storm KAREN. GOES-EAST Satellite. AVN Color Enhancement – Oct 3, 2013 @ 13:45UTC.

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