TS Karen Already Dangerous Storm

TS Karen Already Dangerous Storm

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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -

The end of another day of waiting for tropical storm Karen to make up her mind was almost as impressive as the surf she stirred up. 

"Powerful, very powerful but I got to be honest with you I think it's beautiful too."

At night, their maybe fewer sightseers but you can find them. All attracted by the same things. "You can see the stars. It's beautiful, it's gorgeous."

"We're catching crabs," says Kaleigh Wyatt and her friend Brianna Burnett. "and we're just watching the waves."

In the dark the pilings of Four Seasons pier gives a muted view of just how high the waves are. Earlier it was easy to see why authorities are patrolling the beach, monitoring the water and telling risk takers to get out of the water before strong currents take hold. "They're pretty big and i would not swim in 'em," says Kaleigh. "They're pretty boss," adds Brianna.

Randy Cooley and his wife Debbie have seen storms before and they don't take any of them for granted. "We just prepared things if they do get bad. Gas, candles and stuff like that and make arrangements if we had to leave but thank goodness, hopefully, everything is going to be alright and its just going to be a big, big inconvenience," he says.

Searching for buried treasures, Mason Pyle is not worried about Karen. Another storm that started with a "K" taught him what he knows about tropical weather. "The surf will probably be little bit higher if it was really going to be bad,"he says. "I was in Katrina so I know what a bad hurricane is."

Tomorrow Karen should tell us more about about her plans for this part of the gulf coast but for now folks around here are making the best of it. It's awesome, nature is awesome. She's unpredictable. You never know what she's going to do," says Randy as he calls it a night.

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