Don has not changed much overnight and remains a Tropical Storm with sustained winds near 40mph. Don continues to move WNW at 9 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Texas coast in response to the latest forecast track.
This morning the showers and storms along with a Tropical Wave south of Cuba have become more concentrated. The chance for development has been raised to 20% over the next 48 hours for this system to become a Tropical Cyclone.
UPDATED -- The blaze at the chemical plant in New Iberia is out and residents have been allowed back into their homes.
The evacuation order was put in place on Tuesday after the explosion at the Multi-Chem Corp.
(St. Martinville, La.) St. Martin Parish Officials will be ordering a mandatory evacuation of the Butte Larose, Happy Town, and Sherburne Wildlife Management area which includes Highway 3177, Herman Dupuis Road and La. 975.