Tropical Storm Karen http://apr.org en Alabama Coast Preparing For Tropical Storm Karen http://apr.org/post/alabama-coast-preparing-tropical-storm-karen <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency across the state as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast.</p><p>In a statement Friday afternoon, the governor said the emergency was being declared in anticipation of heavy rains and high winds from the storm. Bentley added that tornadoes will also be possible.</p><p>Alabama&#39;s coast faces a possible 5-foot storm surge, high winds and dangerous rip currents as Tropical Storm Karen is expected to arrive over the weekend.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:14:09 +0000 The Associated Press 39165 at http://apr.org Alabama Coast Preparing For Tropical Storm Karen Dangerous Conditions On Ala. Coast Ahead Of Karen http://apr.org/post/dangerous-conditions-ala-coast-ahead-karen <p></p><p>Officials are warning people to stay out of the surf along Alabama&#39;s coast because of dangerous conditions ahead of tropical storm Karen.</p><p>Safety officials are flying double red flags at Gulf Shores because of treacherous rip currents, and they say conditions will only get worse through the day on Thursday.</p><p>Alabama&#39;s two coastal counties and nearly the entire northern Gulf Coast are under a hurricane watch. The latest forecast track shows the storm could come ashore in Alabama late Saturday or early Sunday.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:11:38 +0000 The Associated Press 39083 at http://apr.org Dangerous Conditions On Ala. Coast Ahead Of Karen