City activates storm info line

Biloxi Police Chief Bruce Dunagan, in an effort to reduce non-emergency calls to the city’s police and fire dispatchers, has set up a storm info line at 228-435-6235.

A brief taped message, which will be updated as needed, provides callers with answers to frequently asked questions about storm preparations in Biloxi.

The city provides detailed information on its web site at and through e-mail advisories.

Dunagan has asked that calls to the city’s police and fire dispatchers be limited to emergency situations.

Cedar Lake Bridge will open for brief period Saturday morning

The Cedar Lake Bridge will be open for marine traffic for a brief period Saturday morning around 9.

On Friday afternoon the city ordered a mandatory evacuation of all vessels in its public marinas and piers. Boat owners are expected to have their vessels moved from the harbors and marinas by Saturday morning.