(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.
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Upper 80s today with a 30% rain chance. Here is the latest on tropical storm Karen
-Thursday weather forecast with Hank Allen
(CNN) — A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast after Tropical Storm Karen formed in the southeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.
A hurricane watch covers the area from Grand Isle, Louisiana, east to Indian Pass, Florida. A tropical storm watch is in effect from west of Grand Isle to Morgan City, Louisiana, an area that includes metropolitan New Orleans.
Karen formed between Cuba and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s producing winds of 60 mph.
The storm is moving north-northwest up the Mexican coast, the hurricane center said.
“Locally, heavy rains could affect portions of Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next day or two,” according to the center’s advisory.
The storm has a high chance — “near 100 percent” — of becoming a hurricane or cyclone in the next two days, it said.
In the central Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Depression Jerry has sustained winds of 35 mph as it moves northwest at 9 mph. It poses no threat to land.
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