Tropical Storm Karen Churns In the Gulf Of Mexico: Should The U.S Be Concerned?

Category: Technology / Oct 03, 2013 2:33PM EDT

Developing in the southeast Gulf of Mexico on Thursday was Tropical Storm Karen. As a precaution Energy companies, begin evacuating some workers from their oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. But will the storm gain power and be a threat to the U.S?

The Storm could become a hurricane is it sustains winds of 74mph, which is expected to happen late Friday. Forecasters are predicting that it could then hit the U.S coast between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. Karen is moving north-north-west and it could hit the U.S coast near the Mississippi-Alabama border on Saturday.

Residents in Florida, Grand Isle, Louisiana, eastward to Indian Pass are expected to endure hurricane conditions in the next 48 hours as a hurricane watch has been issued. In addition to this heavy rains are forecast all along the northern U.S Gulf coast.

People in respective areas are being warned to watch weather conditions, as officials are warning that there is a huge chance of it turning into a hurricane or cyclone in the next two days.

Video Courtesy Of Reuters