Updates on tropical storm KAREN
STATE CONTINUES TO MONITOR TROPICAL STORM KAREN
Baton Rouge, LA (October 5, 2013): The Governor‘s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Karen located off the coast of Louisiana.
Governor Jindal Urges Louisianians to Get A Game Plan for Tropical Storm Karen, Holds Unified Command Group Meeting
Baton Rouge, LA (October 3, 2013): Governor Jindal urged Louisianians to get a game plan for Tropical Storm Karen and met with the Unified Command Group at the Governor‘s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to ensure the state
is prepared for the storm.
GOHSEP monitoring tropical storm KAREN
Baton Rouge, LA (October 3, 2013): 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. A hurricane watch has been posted from Grand Isle, LA to Indian Pass, FL. A tropical storm watch is posted from Morgan City, LA to Grand Isle, LA. The National Hurricane Center has given the system a 70 percent chance of development within the next 48 hours.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION SOURCES:
- For lists of flood alerts across the state from the National Weather Service: click here
- For information about Road Closures: click here
- For weather safety tips: GetAGameplan
- For contact information for local Office of Emergency Preparedness: click here
- For regular updates through social media: facebook, twitter
You can also get road closure information by calling 511 or the Louisiana State Police Road closure hotline at 1-800-469-4828.
- Do not walk through flowing water, as drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet;
- Do not drive your car through a flooded area, as it does not take much water to carry away a vehicle. Do not drive around road barriers, because you do not know if the road of a bridge has been washed out;
- Stay away from power lines and electrical wires, as electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to your utility company.
Other Informational Sites:
State of Louisiana Proclamations, Press Releases, and Updates
October 4, 2013
Governor Jindal Urges Louisianians to Get A Game Plan for
Tropical Storm Karen, Holds Unified Command Group Meeting
January 14, 2013
Governor Bobby Jindal Declares State of Emergency for Severe Weather And Flooding
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