Tropical Storm Karen weakens as it approaches northern Gulf Coast; heavy rains expected

  • by: KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 10:40 PM

BRAITHWAITE, La. — Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast, a late-arriving worry in what had been a slow hurricane season in the U.S.

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