Tropical Storm Karen to Bring Rainfall, Floods to Gulf Coast

By Brian K. Sullivan and Lynn Doan Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Tropical Storm┬áKaren┬ámay bring more than 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain, isolated tornadoes and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it is expected to go ashore over the weekend, forecasters said. Karen, with top sustained winds of 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour, was about 295 miles south of the mouth … [Read more...]

Evacuations Ordered As Tropical Storm Karen Nears Gulf Coast

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders for low-lying areas south of New Orleans on Friday as a weakened Tropical Storm Karen closed in on the Louisiana coast after disrupting U.S. energy output in the Gulf of Mexico. Karen's top winds were holding at 50 mph (85 kph), down from 65 mph (105 kph) a day earlier, and … [Read more...]