Ominous clouds a hint that Tropical Storm Karen exists

Photo submitted by Evan Corn
Photo submitted by Evan Corn

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - The picture from WLOX viewer Evan Corn paints an ominous scene.  It shows what hovered over the Gulf of Mexico this morning, just south of Long Beach.  Those clouds are linked to Tropical Storm Karen.  And they're a reminder that while the last two days have been relatively calm and worry free, a storm is heading toward South Mississippi.

The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency has its next briefing at 11:00 a.m.  Community leaders will sit down and map out what precautions still need to be made before Karen reaches the shoreline.  That briefing will start right after the National Hurricane Center releases its newest advisory.

So far, it's been a pretty typical Saturday for most of South Mississippi.  People are out running errands.  They're taking walks.  And they're playing at splash pads.

South Mississippi tourism leaders sent out a news release reminding people the Mississippi Gulf Coast is open, and it will remain open after Karen is done soaking the coast.

To follow the path of Tropical Storm Karen, be sure you download the WLOX and WLOX Weather apps.  And keep checking WLOX News and WLOX.com for up-to-the-minute news about the storm.

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