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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.

Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Bay of Campeche, poses flooding threat to eastern Mexico

Tropical Storm Ingrid formed in the Bay of Campeche Friday morning. It will track into the western Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm through the weekend, and make landfall north of Tampico, Mexico early Monday morning.

Tropical Storm Humberto forms, could become first hurricane of 2013

Tropical Storm Humberto formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Monday morning. The National Hurricane Center predicts it could become the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Tuesday.

Tropical Depression Seven strengthens into Tropical Storm Gabrielle, no threat to Gulf

Tropical Storm Gabrielle formed south of Puerto Rico hours after the National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories for Tropical Depression Seven.

Tropical Depression Seven forms in Caribbean, no impact to Gulf

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Depression Seven in the northern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday. Impacts are forecast to stay minimal in the continental United States, especially in the Gulf of Mexico.