Holloway: Worst hasn’t gotten here yet

“I don’t think the worse has gotten here yet,” Mayor A.J. Holloway said this morning at 10:15, as the city endured wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph and a 10 to 12 feet tidal surge in some areas of the peninsula.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Harrison County. The area continues to be under a hurricane warning and flash flood watch. Sporadic power outages also were reported.

More than a dozen streets, including most of U.S. 90 and Back Bay Boulevard, were impassible because of water.

“We’re getting a lot of rain and gusts,” Holloway said. “People need to stay in until this gets by us, which could be later today.”

Street closings in Biloxi due to flooding

—U.S. 90

—First Street, north of Grand Casino.

—Howard Avenue at Pine

—South River Drive

—Brodie Road

—Destiny Plantation to the bridge

—End of Hickman River

–Back Bay Boulevard, east of Boomtown Casino to Oak Street.

—Cedar Lake Road, north of I-10.