Tropical Storm Karen stalled Saturday afternoon in its move toward the Gulf Coast but still threatened to bring heavy winds and high rains. Officials from Louisiana to northwest Florida acknowledged that the storm was weakening and sent some emergency workers home, but they urged residents to be cautious.
Oct. 6, 2013 A beach patrol vehicle drives along a nearly deserted coast during a squall in Gulf Shores, Ala. Forecasters said that Tropical Storm Karen dissipated late Sunday morning as storm preparations in the region were called off or scaled back. Dave Martin/AP Buy Photo