Friday, October 4, 2013

NOAA's monitoring of storm surge for TS Karen is now being posted @ QuickLook Page
~It will be updated continuously throughout the storm event for the NOAA storm hardened stations along the coast along with NHC advisories.
Hurricane watch canceled for Karen
Checking the Watch: Mayor Mitchmo Talks Tropical Storm Karen Prep

Mayor Landrieu declares state of emergency for New Orleans

Emergency declared in St. Tammany Parish

Gulf Seafood Institute Responds To Seafood Safety Concerns During Government Shutdown
Karen threatens U.S. during quiet hurricane season and government shutdown 
~FEMA recalls some workers to deal with storm; other first responders remain furloughed

Due to the Federal government shutdown, NOAA.gov and most associated web sites are unavailable.
Only web sites necessary to protect lives and property will be maintained.
See Weather.gov for critical weather information or contact USA.gov for more information about the shutdown.

 ~Karen at 2:45 pm CST

Karen shifts slightly towards Louisiana coast

Oilman industry representative, LA Gov. Jindal, declares state of emergency ahead of Karen

Louisiana price gouging laws in effect during state of emergency

Project to restore Bayou St. John shows new approach to water management ~Kari Dequine Harden, The Lens

New Orleans Opera Unites Marschner, Marigny at Vampire Soiree ~NOLA DEFENDER

Thursday, October 3, 2013

TS Karen having trouble with wind shear ~Dr. Jeff Masters, Wunderblog

Tropical Storm Karen has FEMA workers un-furloughed ~Mississippi Business Journal
Tropical Storm Karen forms; south La. watches

Corps moves to keep surge out of Industrial Canal, a precaution as Karen swirls in Gulf ~The Republic, AP

The Saints 'cheeseless' diet works wonders

Legislators use Tulane scholarship program to help connected insiders ~Mike Perlstein and Gordon Russell

Ascension Parish residents urge Army Corps of Engineers to adopt levee plan ~WAFB

Garrison Keillor: O, What Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound

Gretna Fest Scheduled to go on this weekend