Chief: More roads will flood later this evening

If you’re on the road between now and 7 tomorrow morning, expect to be pulled over by a police officer, warns Biloxi Police Chief John Miller.

“We have plenty of officers on the streets, and we’ll be stopping everyone to find out what they’re doing,” Miller said. “We have plenty of closed businesses and folks who have evacuated their homes, and we have a responsibility to protect those properties. If we see someone, we’re going to stop them and question them.”

Additionally, Miller said, roads that were flooded today will be even more flooded over the next several hours.

“We’ll have the storm surge coming in, and we’ll see the tide starting to come in around 1 a.m. with a high tide about 10 on Wednesday morning, so this is far from over.

“We’re concerned about those things, as well as the winds and possibility of tornadoes. People need to remain vigilant — and off the roads.”

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.

Katrina & Biloxi: a tribute from Cable One

Cable One subscribers in Biloxi can see “Katrina & Biloxi,” the city’s award-winning documentary, now on Cable 19.

The cable system was scheduled to air the program on Wednesday, the seventh anniversary of the storm, but decided to begin airing it continuously today.

“Katrina & Biloxi” tells the story of Biloxi’s encounter with Katrina through 50 minutes of vignettes from Biloxi residents, city leaders and weathercaster Jim Cantore; original scoring and the song “Heavens Cry” by songwriter Brad Jerkins of Dothan, Ala.; and storm footage from Biloxi City Hall, east Biloxi and the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

In addition to the documentary, Cable One is also airing bonus features from the Katrina CD: an interview with Mayor A.J. Holloway at City Hall as storm winds began to subside shortly after noon on Aug. 29, 2005, an aerial tour of Biloxi, and a photo gallery that shows before and after photographs.

To learn more about “Katrina & Biloxi,”
click here.