Bay County emergency officials are still waiting to see which direction the storm is headed.
In the meantime, they are getting ready just in case there is a call for evacuations.
Emergency officials have a shelter on stand by, but they are still 24 hours out in deciding if that shelter will be used.
American Red Cross, Bay County District School officials and the Health Department are all coordinating with emergency officials.
They have set up shelters at Bozeman school on Highway 77.
Emergency officials want to make it clear, they don't have plans to open the shelter as of right now.
They are also warning people living in low lying areas that they would likely be the first to be evacuated if Karen brings any heavy rains our way.
If you are evacuated authorities say be prepared.
Mark Bowen, Chief of Emergency Services said, "They need to prepare as if they are going camping, so they need to bring their their own bed rolls they need to bring a pillow. If they are bringing children, they need to bring something to keep them occupied. They dont need to bring big TV's or anthing like that. They need understand that the shelter is not a very comfortable place, but it certainly beats being in a mobile home or a low lying area."
Officials want to let you know the shelter is pet friendly.
They do advise that you bring food, water, a carrier and any medication that your pet may need.