Array of agencies to offer helpful storm info

More than two dozen agencies, offering advice for what to do with your pets during a storm and how to get a ride to a shelter, will be on hand Wednesday when the city presents “R U Ready?” a free storm preparedness seminar.

The event runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, and will feature such agencies as the Humane Society of South Mississippi, Coast Transit, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Mississippi Power, Coast Electric, a host of vendors offering information on how to prepare your home or business for storms or flooding, and emergency managers from the City of Biloxi, Harrison County and the state of Mississippi.

Also on hand will be members of the world-famous Hurricane Hunters, the squadron based at Keesler Air Force Base.

“We have a wide array of vendors – from all levels of government and the private sector – who will be on hand to offer a host of useful information for homeowners,” said Biloxi Emergency Manager Michelle Crowley, who introduced the annual “R U Ready?” event last year.

“Our goal is to give people all of the information they need to prepare for a storm, and to answer any questions you might have,” Crowley added. “It can be as simple as letting you know if you live in a flood zone or showing you steps you can take to minimize the risk you face from storms or flooding.”

Also among the vendors who will have informational booths are the city’s Fire, Police, Community Development, Public Works and Engineering departments, the Harrison County and Mississippi Emergency Management agencies, the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Mississippi Department of Marina Resources, 811 Dig, and the Harrison County and Biloxi Public libraries.

Other vendors include Lee’s Storm Shelters, Concrete Building Concepts, Guardian Walls, Elite Costal Smart Vents, Southeastern Doors and Windows, Lowe’s, 3rd Rock Solar Co.; Southern Fire Sprinkler, Elliott Homes, ServPro, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, AllState, State Farm, Insurance Center of Bancorp South.
See the event flyer
See images from last year’s event


Deadline extended for bait shop proposals

The city has extended the deadline for vendors to submit proposals to operate the bait shop and kayak rental operation at Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park.

Potential vendors now have until May 16 at 10 a.m. to submit proposals.

The sealed proposals should include the signed and dated submission form, along with a narrative explaining proposed use and hours of operation, to include plans for kayak rentals; proposed rental payments, terms, security deposit, and property and liability insurance; responsibility for repairs and maintenance; and any proposed subleasing of the property. A refundable $1,000 certified check in earnest money must also be included.

Questions? Contact the city’s purchasing agent, Keith Stuart, at or 228-435-6252.
See the original Request for Proposals
Enter the Biloxi Plans Room 
Video: The Popp’s Ferry site


News and notes: Prom, cleanup, weekly report, fish fry, council

Special Needs Prom:  The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department held its annual Special Needs Prom Friday evening at the Donal M. Sndyer Community Center.  To see images from the event, click here.

Great American Clean Up:  On Saturday, the City of Biloxi held an organized clean up along the beach on the last day of the Great American Clean week.  To see images of a group of scouts sprucing up the beach front, click here.

The week in review: Ever wonder how busy the Biloxi Fire and Police departments, and the Community Development and Engineering departments are in a given week? You can find out each week in the Weekly Report, a compilation of fire and police responses, building permits issued, and the status of major public works. To see the week-by-week archive of reports, including the one for last week, click here.

Fish fry: The West End Hose Co. No. 3 will hold a fish fry on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museum on Howard Avenue.  Fried fish or shrimp plates are $8 each and include potato salad, baked beans and bread.  To see the flyer for more information, click here

Biloxi City Council:  The Biloxi City Council will hold its first meeting of the month on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here