Lousiana's In A State Of Emergency And FEMA Is Furloughed

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FEMA Workers Furloughed from Shutdown

  • 10/05/2013 11:43 AM EDT U.S.

Tropical Storm Karen rages on toward Louisiana and Florida, whether or not there will be an federal emergency crews to help with the damage. Experts say the storm will likely become a full-blown hurricane by the time it hits the US coast on Saturday with no end in sight to the government shutdown. Officials say 86 percent of FEMA’s emergency workers are furloughed as the agency has begun to recall employees in preparation.