News and notes from T.S. Ida

Here are the latest news and notes from Biloxi, as Tropical Storm Ida continues to churn in the Gulf:


Weather discussion: To read the latest National Weather Service discussion about Tropical Storm Ida, click here.

Shelters open: Two Red Cross storms shelters have opened for those feeling especially vulnerable to the weather. The shelters, which opened this afternoon at 3 and will remain open until further notice, are at Woolmarket Community Center, 16320 Old Woolmarket Road; and West Harrison Community Center, 4670 Espy Road, Long Beach.

Schools open: Biloxi Public Schools chief Dr. Paul A. Tisdale expects Biloxi schools to be on their regular schedule Tuesday, but says that any changes would be announced through local media by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Sports changes: A trio of Biloxi sports events scheduled have been canceled 9th Grade boys and girls basketball games scheduled for this evening have been canceled; Junior High boys and girls soccer at Bay St. Louis has been canceled; and the Girls Basketball Tournament scheduled to begin this evening at Biloxi High has been postponed until Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Community Development Department, which is in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, MLK Boulevard. To see the agenda for the meeting, click here.

Storm links

—Coordinates: To see the National Weather Service advisories on Ida, as well as the storm’s latest coordinates, click here.

—Online radar: To see real-time, online radar, click here.