Flood warning issued for Biloxi River

Overnight rainfall has prompted a flood warning for the Biloxi River near Lyman until Tuesday morning, and emergency managers say those along the river should expect minor flooding. 

At 9:45 this morning, the river stage was at 7.3 feet, below the 12-flood flood stage, but it was expected to crest at 13 feet this evening before falling below flood stage by early Tuesday.
See links to real-time river stages
See the current weather conditions and extended forecast


Weekend in review: Video and photos tell the story

Polar plunge:  The Biloxi Police Department raised more than $2,500 for Special Olympics Saturday morning, including a $1,000 donation from Margaritaville Resort. See photos from the Polar Plunge and Truck Pull by clicking here. To see a video with details, click here

Tree giveaway:  About 400 trees – White Oak, Yellow Poplar, Black Gum, and Shagbark History – were given away to participants in the annual Arbor Day run in downtown Biloxi Saturday.  The trees were donated by the Professional Arborist Association of Mississippi and the Mississippi Forestry Commission.  To see images, click here. 

Nacho-eating contest: Biloxi Fire Prevention Chief Vincent Payne ate more nachos than Biloxi Police Chief John Miller winning the inaugural Margaritaville Nacho Eating Contest on Saturday.  The two were among eight contestants in the fundraiser to benefit the family of fallen Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa.  To see a video of the contest posted by Council member Kenny Glavan, click here.

History expo: The Gulf Coast Historical and Cultural Exposition attracted crowds of history-minded individuals to the Biloxi Civic Center over the weeknd.  To see images from the expo, click here

Pickleball: The pickleball courts on Popp’s Ferry Road are now home to The Pickle Shack.  To learn more about the Saturday gathering, click here


Week in review: Fire, Police, Engineering

If you ever want to get behind-the-scenes details on the week that was in Biloxi, check out the weekly review. Last week, the Biloxi Fire Department responded to 153 calls for service, including 92 medical emergencies and the Biloxi Police Department handled 2481 calls for service.

Meanwhile, the city’s Engineering Department has a three-page report that gives the status of more than three dozen major projects, including the new Howard Avenue and more.
See the weekly reports


The week ahead: Council meeting, MGM Park games

Council preview: The city’s progress on installing water and sewer service to residents of Woolmarket has prompted updates to the water and sewer ordinance, namely that customers will be notified that they have two months to hook up to the service. That issue is one of the items on the agenda at the City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon. To see the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Baseball at MGM Park: MGM Park on Thursday night will kick off a five-game slate of high school and community college games that will run through Saturday. To see the teams and times, and to order tickets online, click here.