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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:18pm

Storm Watch

T.S. 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 T.S. 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.

Furloughed La. National Guard technicians recalled to assist with T.S. 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.

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.

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.

Jindal declares September 'National Preparedness Month'

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a proclamation in support of September being designated as National Preparedness Month. Historically, September is one of the peak months for hurricane activity to threaten the coastal parishes.