For Karen, be prepared but not scared
BATON ROUGE - As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the Gulf Coast, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is gearing up for any situation.
The emergency operations center isn't too busy right now, but it can be filled with crews of responders in a matter of seconds.
"We'll continue to monitor that with what we call a crisis action team, a lower number of our folks, and then tomorrow we'll gear up as we determine the necessity of what the storm is going to bring to Louisiana," said Kevin Davis, Director of GOHSEP.
At News 2, meteorologists Dave Nussbaum and Josh Eachus are busy monitoring the storm too. They'll use various models and data to make their forecasts.
"We've got a lot of things to figure out where the storm might be going, we take a look at the satellite to see the cloud cover, I can tell where the moisture is around the storm and I can see a lot of dry air around there and usually dry air and tropical systems, they don't work well, they usually weaken tropical systems," said Nussbaum.
Between GOHSEP and WBRZ's Weather Staff, it seems there won't be much to worry about in the Baton Rouge area, but you should stay tuned to Channel 2 and WBRZ.com for the latest updates.