FOX 48 Updates

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.

Grand Isle, La. State Park closes in preparation for T.S. Karen

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

La. Gov. Jindal declares State of Emergency for T.S. 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.

La. GOHSEP monitoring Tropical Storm Karen

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Karen which has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It is currently located near the Yucatan Peninsula.

CLEDA celebrates first year of Central Louisiana Foods Initiative

Foodapalooza, a new farmers market, an urban farming program, a community table, a regional food policy council and a Nutrition On Wheels vehicle were just a few of the milestones achieved during the first year of the Central Louisiana Local Fo

Volunteer attorneys to staff free legal clinics in Alexandria during statewide month of legal service

Local volunteer lawyers will focus efforts on serving the public by sponsoring a variety of free legal clinics and resource centers throughout the month of October.

La. SNAP benefits to increase in October

People using food stamps will notice more money on their SNAP cards this month. The amount of money people can use for food on their SNAP cards will go up; this increase is based on the cost of living.

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.

Local impacts for Federal Government shutdown

More than 20,000 federal employees within Louisiana are home without pay due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. Below is a list of area closures. This is not a comprehensive list for all of Louisiana.