Karen: No threat to Texas either

Models showing Tropical Storm Karen's likely path

Models showing Tropical Storm Karen’s likely path

The Texas’ coast good fortune continues in 2013 although it may now be coming at the expense of our neighbors to the east. Tropical Storm Karen is now headed for landfall, possibly as a tropical storm and possibly as a non-major hurricane, between New Orleans and the Florida panhandle. Although any tropical storm or hurricane can cause significant property damage, wind shear and drier air are apparently likely to prevent Karen from becoming another Katrina and causing enormous insured losses.