Grand Isle issues voluntary evacuation for TS Karen

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(from the Town of Grand Isle) – Mayor David Camardelle has declared a State of Emergency as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 03, 2013 due to the approaching Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico. Due to Tropical Storm warning being issued for Grand Isle by the National Weather Service, a voluntary evacuation is issued for the Town of Grand Isle as of 2:30 p.m. today. People are advised to pick up stray items in their yard and tie down boats. People are also advised to stay tuned to the local weather stations and be prepared for this tropical system.