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FHP reminds about safety as TS Karen nears

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Florida Highway Patrol officials remind drivers to stay cautious and stay informed as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the Gulf states.

FHP officers recommend monitoring the storm activity and listening to the emergency management personnel instructions in general. For the specific information about road conditions you can visit flhsmv.gov/fhpor fl511.com You can also call 511 for up-to-the-minute updates of the road conditions, closures and floods.

Check out our Hurricane-Ready section.

If you are on the road during or after a storm, you need to slow down to avoid hydroplaning on wet roads. If you can't see the road under water, do not drive through the puddle. High winds can also be dangerous, especially for high-profile vehicles and motorcycles, FHP reminds.

If you are at an intersection and the traffic light is off, you need to treat it as a four-way stop intersection, unless a law enforcement officer is directing traffic, according to FHP.

Related: Tropical Storm Karen

Traffic authorities recommend staying put during and after major storms, not to become an obstacle for emergency vehicles.

Be careful on the roads and do not drive distracted at any time.
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