Biloxi at center of current Isaac track forecast

Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are in the center of the probability cone, which means residents should prepare for the possibility of storm-force winds within the next 48 hours.

The latest advisory from the National Weather Service shows Isaac to make landfall on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Biloxi. To see the projection, which was issued at 1 CT this afternoon, click here.

The city is advising residents to follow the plan of action for a hurricane watch:

— Listen to a weather reports on TV and radio. Have a battery-operated radio or TV ready.

— Check emergency supplies.

— Fuel vehicles.

— Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools, and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.

— Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows. Remove or lower outside antennas.

— Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.

— Store a three-day supply of drinking water, canned food, and cooking utensils, including a non-electric can opener.

— Store valuables and important papers in a waterproof container in the most secure area of your home.

— Review evacuation plan.

— Moor boat securely or move it to a designated safe place. Use rope or chain to secure boat to trailer. Use tie downs to anchor trailer to the ground or house.

The complete list: You can find the complete list of what to do before, during and after a storm in the city’s Storm & Flood Preparedness section. To go there,
click here.

The very latest: To see the 1 p.m. advisory from the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Center, click here.

From the local NWS office: To see this morning’s report from the National Weather Service office in Slidell, click here.

Flood earning issued for Tchoutacabouffa River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Tchoutacabouffa River from Tuesday evening to late Wednesday night.

The river is expected to begin rapidly rising Tuesday, and rise about its 8-foot flood stage by late Tuesday evening. The ride is being driven by the potential storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaac.

The river is expected to continue rising to neasr 9.5 feet by Wednesday morning before falling below flood stage late Wednesday evening.

According to the weather service, at 8 feet, roads along the river will be impassable, some homes will be isolated. At 7 feet, river banks will overflod a short distance upstream and downstream of the Lamey Bridge.

River levels: You can see real-time river levels in the city’s online Storm & Flood Preparedness center by clicking here.