R U prepared for hurricane season?

Hurricane season is days away and city officials are reminding residents to be prepared.

Biloxi residents who live in or near flood-prone areas have just received their yearly four-page flood zone mailout. The guide is part of the city’s continuing effort to educate the public about the dangers of flooding and inform property owners about measures to reduce property damage during an event.

More storm season reminders will be arriving in all Biloxi mailboxes later this week with the delivery of the June BNews Monthly. The June 2024 issue is the Storm and Flood Preparedness issue. In the 28-page newsletter, readers will find information on the new evacuation zones; shelters; tips on how to create a storm plan for your family; frequently called numbers for local, state, and federal agencies; Coast Transit Authority transportation service; flood zones; flood insurance rates; and easy-to-understand information about the city’s construction permitting process.  

And, throughout June, the city’s annual “R U Ready?” program will air on BTV, the city’s municipal TV channel. The program, airing daily in June at 8 a.m., 2 p.m., and 8 p.m., features a host of disaster preparation and response authorities offering how-to advice for residents and local business owners to prepare and be prepared for storm season. The 2024 “R U Ready?” will also be available in June, and throughout the season, on the city’s YouTube channel.

Looking for more information on storm and flood preparedness? Anyone can visit the storm and flood information page online at biloxi.ms.us. It can also be viewed by clicking here.
See the Flood Zone newsletter
See the June BNews Monthly
See the “R U Ready?” flyer

News & notes: Weekly report, floating docks, Preservation awards, Ward 4

The week that was: Get the behind-the-scenes details on the week that was in Biloxi. Weekly reports from the departments of Police, Fire, Community Development, and Engineering are online for review. To see the reports from last week and an archive of weekly reports, click here.

Point Cadet floating docks: The City of Biloxi will host a ribbon cutting on June 5 for the recently installed floating docks at the Point Cadet Marina. The ribbon cutting will take place between the Golden Nugget and Margaritaville at 4 p.m. The public is invited. To see the invite flyer, click here.

Preservation awards: This year’s Preservation in May program will conclude tonight with the Preservation Awards from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. The bi-annual awards will be presented to individuals, organizations, and businesses in recognition of those actively working to preserve Biloxi’s historic buildings and resources. To see the flyer, click here.

Ward 4: The Biloxi Municipal Election Commission has qualified five candidates for the Special Election for the Ward 4 Council seat that will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at the Margaret Sherry Library & Fire Complex. To see the list, click here.