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TS Karen Weakens, Southeast Louisiana Still Prepared

Officials say Louisiana isn't taking any chances. The state is in the path of a possible landfall from tropical storm Karen.
BELLE CHASSE -- Officials say Louisiana isn't taking any chances. The state is in the path of a possible landfall from tropical storm Karen.

And Entergy New Orleans President and CEO Charles Rice says the utility company is ready for whatever may come their way.

"Although Tropical Storm Karen has weakened, we continue to stay prepared and urge you to do the same. We've propositioned restoration crews in potentially affected areas. Our local storm response command centers are open all over louisiana. As you make plans we will keep you informed throughout about our response," he said.

Here's how you can get some of that information. You can download the free application to a smartphone at entergy.Com/app. You can sign up for text alerts from your cell phone by texting r-e-g to 368374. You can visit the Entergy storm center website and view the outage page.

"Although it does not appear that this is going to be a significant event, we continue to remain vigilant and urge you to do the same," Rice said.

In its afternoon update, the National Hurricane Center says Karen is maintaining sustained winds of 40 miles-per-hour and is located 130-miles south/southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana.
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