Tropical Storm Karen

Tropical Weather-Alabama
3:14 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Alabama Coast Preparing For Tropical Storm Karen

Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency across Alabama as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast.
Credit National Weather Service

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency across the state as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast.

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.

Alabama'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.

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Tropical Weather-Alabama
4:11 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Dangerous Conditions On Ala. Coast Ahead Of Karen

Officials are warning people to stay out of the surf along Alabama's coast because of dangerous conditions ahead of tropical storm Karen.
Credit National Weather Service

Officials are warning people to stay out of the surf along Alabama's coast because of dangerous conditions ahead of tropical storm Karen.

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.

Alabama'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.

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