Flood warnings issued for Biloxi, Tchoutacabouffa rivers

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Biloxi and Tchoutacabouffa rivers.

Status of rivers this afternoon, according to the weather service:

Biloxi River, near Lyman:

* stage was 8.7 feet and rising at 1:38 pm.

* flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* forecast: rise above flood stage by 6 this evening, continue to rise to crest near 12.5 feet by Thursday at midnight.

* At 12.0 feet, River Road near Three Rivers Road bridge will begin to flood.

Tchoutacabouffa River near D’Iberville

* stage was 5.8 feet and rising at 1:25 pm.

* flood stage is 8.0 feet.

* forecast: rise above flood stage by 4 p.m. today, continue to rise to crest near 10.5 feet by Thursday at midnight.

* at 10.0 feet, recreational camps will be inaccessable. Property
along Lamey Bridge Road will be inundated. The water level will be
at the under carriage of the bridge and strong current will flow
across the bridge approaches.

Forecast crests are based upon rainfall that has occurred along with anticipated rain for the next 12 hrs. Adjustments to the forecasts will be made if additional heavy rainfall occurs.

Other storm news and notes

Five inches in 22 hours: The Keesler weather office reports that 4.97 inches of rain fell at the base between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. today.

Storm info line:The city’s storm info line, a taped message with weather updates, has been activated at (228) 435-6300. The service can accommodate as many 10 calls simultaneously.

Online advisories: See the latest weather advisories in the city’s online Weather Center by clicking here.

Online radar: To see real-time, online radar, click here. Once on the radar site, click “Loop” on the left side of the screen to see the 10 most recent images.