Posted: Oct 4, 2013 2:29 PM
Source: Associated Press
MATHEWS - Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a state of emergency Friday as Tropical Storm Karen moved toward the Louisiana coast.
Randolph says a mandatory evacuation will be in force at 2 p.m. south of the Leon Theriot Floodgates in Golden Meadow and including Port Fourchon.
The Raceland Recreation Center will open at 5 p.m. as a refuge of last resort for residents of the mandatory evacuation area and others in flood prone areas.