There’s a flash flood watch in effect for our area through Thursday night.
Flooding will be the biggest concern for our area, not winds. Expect anywhere from 4-8 inches of rain, and up to ten inches in some locations. Now is the time to go ahead and start making those preparations, especially if you live in low-lying areas.
Self serve sandbags are available at several locations in Biloxi:
Cavalier Park on Lawrence Street, Popps Ferry Recreational Soccer Fields off Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi Fire Station 8 on Woolmarket Road and Todd Migues Park on Parker Street.
Sand is also available at several locations in Gulfport:
Orange Grove Community Center on Dedeaux Road, 42nd Ave at the Firestation and the intersection of Hewes Avenue and Glover Street. We have sand, bags, and shovels at these locations. The residents will need to fill their own bags but we will have staff on site until 5:00 this evening and will we have staff back at 6:00 in the morning to assist those that need assistance. We will have our on call crews monitor the sand and bags after the designated times to determine if we need to bring out any additional materials.
Self-serve sand and sandbags will be available starting at noon today at several locations in Hancock County. You’re being asked to bring your own shovel:
Hancock County Horse Arena, 4184 Kiln/Delisle Road
Old Hancock County Complex, 3068 Longfellow Drive
Lakeshore Community Center, 6440 Lower Bay Road
Diamondhead City Hall
Bayside Fire Department, 6215 West Hinds Street
West Hancock Fire Department, 16006 Washington Street