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Karen becoming less of a threat Saturday

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago October 05, 2013 Oct 5, 2013 Saturday, October 05 2013 October 05, 2013 10:57 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Zach Correa & Trey Schmaltz

GONZALES - A tropical storm watch remains in effect for some south Louisiana parishes, even though Karen continues to deteriorate.

Winds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts to 40mph. While there is concern coastal areas could be flooded with up to three feet of water, inland flooding due to rain is not expected. Coastal flooding would be from storm surge, weather experts advised Saturday morning.

East Baton Rouge Parish is not expected to feel much of the system. In the capital region, a watch remains for Ascension, Livingston, St. James, and Southern Tangipahoa Parishes (areas from Loranger to the parish line including Ponchatoula and Hammond).

WBRZ Meteorologist Josh Eachus expects the storm to weaken more. Read his Saturday morning blog about the storm, complete with update coordinates HERE.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz @zachecorrea


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