Holloway: Monitor weather reports, review your plan

Residents and business owners should continue to monitor weather reports and review their storm plans and supplies as forecasts for Tropical Storm Debby continue to shift, Mayor A.J. Holloway said Sunday.

“This storm does not appear to be a threat to us at this time,” Holloway said. “This is a good time to review your storm plan, to make a plan if you don’t have one. Check your storm kit, and make sure that you have the essentials in that storm kit.”

The latest reports, the mayor said, say the storm could strike the Florida coast.

“As far as city preparations, we’re doing the same thing that we’re asking residents to do: Monitor weather reports. Think about the action you’ll take if and when you’re asked to take action.

“It’s like we’ve always said: Don’t be scared; be prepared.”

Holloway didn’t expect the storm to threaten this week’s Mississippi Municipal League convention in Biloxi. The annual gathering traditionally attracts thousands of municipal leaders and exhibitors from across the state. It is one of the Coast’s largest annual conventions.

Said the mayor: “Folks will certainly be watching the weather and our prayers will certainly be with whatever community is threatened by this storm.”

More weather info online

The Biloxi weather page: To see the seven-day forecast, warnings and advisories for the Biloxi area and real-time radar and satellite images, all from the National Weather Service,
click here.

Southeastern U.S. radar: To see real-time radar for the eastern Gulf of Mexico, click here.

A storm plan: Do you know what to do before, during and after a storm or flood? Check out the tips, which will help you develop a plan and show you hot to create a storm kit. Click here.

Storm center: To visit the city’s online Storm & Flood Preparedness section, click here.