Louisiana, Florida Under Hurricane Watch

Tropical Storm Karen forms in Gulf of Mexico
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
In this Sept. 1, 2012 file photo, a flooded home from Hurricane Isaac is seen in Braithwaite, La.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

(Newser) – Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and the National Hurricane Center says it has a "near 100%" chance of turning into a hurricane or cyclone in the next two days, CNN reports. A hurricane watch is in effect from Grand Isle, La., to Indian Pass, Fla.; and a tropical storm watch from Grand Isle to Morgan City, La.. The latter area includes New Orleans, CNN notes.

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