For many Hancock County residents, one more day of fun was on the schedule before worrying about the storm. Hundreds made their way to the Waveland for the second day of the St. Claire Seafood Festival.
Bay St. Louis resident Jimmy Ladner spent some time at the festival but also knows what needs to be done before the storm reaches the coast.
"We do what everyone else is doing, I hope," Ladner said. "We're watching it. We're monitoring where it's at. As it gets closer we'll expand our preparations by doing what needs to be done. Picking up things in the yard. We'll make sure we have enough water. We'll make sure we have enough flashlights and batteries and stuff like that."
Many people in Hancock County said they're watching the storm and will wait to see what it's going to do before making any long-term plans. Meanwhile, others have already begun moving their vehicles to higher ground.
"If it goes in where they're saying we could end up with one to three feet above normal, which we see that quite often," Adam said. "Most people living in the low land know what to do."
Jay Fountain says it's not just about saving vehicles and buildings, but also paperwork and historic pieces.
"We go there and pick up all our important papers and anything that's really meant something to us and we put it all in the attic," Fountain said.
Most of the people we spoke to at the St. Claire Seafood Festival said even an early season storm is something they feel prepared for.