Check contactors licenses at outset of any work

The City of Biloxi is reminding residents of oft-repeated advice in dealing with construction issues: Beware of transient contractors and other individuals who typically set up temporary shop in the aftermath of storms.

Before you sign any contract or allow anyone to perform any repair work on your property, you should ask to see the person’s City of Biloxi license, which allows them to do business in this city. Make sure that the contractor obtains a building permit before beginning construction or repairs.

Never pay any money in advance for repair work, and do not pay until the work has been reviewed and approved by city inspectors. If you have any doubts or questions about any of these issues, contact the city building division, either by e-mail at or by phone at (228) 435-6270.

Need an inspection of damage? Call 435-6270

City inspectors are performing damage assessments today. Property owners who have damage should call the city’s Community Development Department to arrange for an inspection.

Call (228) 435-6270 or email

City Council to meet this morning and this afternoon

The Biloxi City Council will discuss the 2013 municipal budget during a public meeting this morning at 9:30 and council members will hold their regular meeting this afternoon at 1:30.

Both of the meetings had been scheduled for earlier in the week, but were postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.

To see the agendas for both meetings,

click here.

A message to the Biloxi Public Schools Windtalker audience

During the preparations and throughout Hurricane Isaac, the Bmail audience has included subscribers to The Windtalker, the Biloxi Public Schools e-news service.

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The latest on the weather

Current conditions: To see the current conditions for Biloxi, from the National Weather Service, click here.

Weather service track: To see the current position of the storm and forecasted track, click here.

Live Gulf radar: To see real-time radar showing the northern Gulf of Mexico, click here.