Tropical Storm Karen
It’s Tropical Storm Karen no more as the system over the North Central Gulf was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday evening.
The latest advisory has Tropical Storm Karen, the 11th name storm of the 2013 hurricane season, lost some strength Friday night.
While Washington remains in a standstill thanks to the GOP-forced government shutdown, the panhandle of Florida is preparing for a tropical storm and those preps could be hampered by the freeze in government.
Tropical Storm Karen continues to churn towards the gulf coast and as the storm nears the region, Governor Rick Scott has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in 18 North Florida counties.
A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning are in effect after Tropical Storm Karen formed in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Thursday morning.