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Louisiana coast readies for coming storm

on October 06, 2013 1:20 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen stalled off the Louisiana coast Saturday night as a weakened system that still threatened to bring strong wind and heavy rain to vulnerable low-lying areas.

The National Weather Service said Saturday evening that the storm was stationary but still expected to move across or near the southeast Louisiana coast early today, then track eastward and lose strength.

It had spent the day either stalled or moving slowly.

The town remained under a mandatory evacuation order amid worries that the only mainland road in and out might get swamped with water.

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