City prepares for imminent winds, rain

Gulf Coast casino resorts were ordered closed by 4 p.m., city crews have been making storm preparations throughout the day, and now the City of Biloxi is bracing for Hurricane Sally, expected to have winds of nearly 100 mph, a 7-to 11-foot storm surge and 24 hours of rain.

Hurricane conditions are expected later tonight or Tuesday.

“We have two concerns,” said Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich: “First, that our residents are taking this seriously and have made preparations, and second, that this is a slow-moving storm, which means we’ll see heavy flooding along the front beach and in low-lying areas, especially along the rivers and Bay.”

Added the mayor: “Please take action. Secure your property. Know that low-lying areas will see flooding, and we may have an interruption in power as the winds pick up. This is not our first rodeo, but residents need to have a plan and follow that plan.”
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