Depression comes ashore near Fort Walton Beach; warnings dropped

The National Hurricane Center has canceled the tropical storm warning for the Gulf Coast, as Tropical Storm 10, which never strenghtened past 35 mph winds, came ashore near Fort Walton Beach.

At 7 p.m., the center of TD 10 was
near latitude 30.4 north, longitude 86.7 west, moving toward the northwest near 9 mph with gradual weakening expected.

Public Works: working the plan

Earlier today, when the threat presisted, Biloxi Public Works staffers were following the department’s storm plan, fueling and testing vehicles, portable generators and water well motors, as well as vacuuming storm drains susceptible to flooding. To see photos of the workers in action, click here.