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Karen continues to weaken, but her threat still exists

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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

If you're following Tropical Storm Karen, you know the storm isn't packing much of a punch right now.  In fact, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center expect it to be nothing more than a tropical depression by the time it gets close to South Mississippi.

Saturday's 10:00 a.m. update from the hurricane center indicated the storm had just 40 mile per hour winds.  And it was moving to the north at 7 mph.

Nevertheless, Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy said everyone should be prepared.

"If it's a new resident that's not had a tropical storm before, each storm has it's own personality. So, we have to be cautious about that. October storms are a little bit more finicky because they are driven by cold weather and fronts coming in and typically this front, as this is projected, once it meets up with the storm, it's going to push it out of here," Lacy said.

Lacy and other first responders met Saturday morning for the 11:00 briefing.

"Even though it's sunny right now, we can see conditions change," he said. "Have a plan, an all hazard plan. And in that all hazard plan know what you're going to do for a tropical storm and a hurricane. Have supplies. If you choose to ride it out, then you're on your own, then you should be prepared for 72 hours, for three days."

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