Emergency declared in Lafourche Parish

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MATHEWS, La. (AP) – Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a state of emergency Friday as Tropical Storm Karen moved toward the Louisiana coast.

Randolph says a mandatory evacuation will be in force at 2 p.m. south of the Leon Theriot Floodgates in Golden Meadow and including Port Fourchon.

The Raceland Recreation Center will open at 5 p.m. as a refuge of last resort for residents of the mandatory evacuation area and others in flood prone areas.

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