Residents encouraged to monitor weather reports

Biloxi Emergency Management Director Linda Atterberry is advising residents to continue to keep a close eye on weather reports over the next several days, as the National Weather Service continues to monitor a low pressure system moving across central Florida and headed for the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Although the system in disorganized, the weather service said, “the environment is gradually becoming favorable for a subtropical or a tropical cyclone to form as the system moves westward into the eastern Gulf of Mexico later today.”

A Keesler-based Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system later today.

“We’re advising people to continue to monitor the weather reports,” Atterberry said, “and if they live in vulnerable housing, such as trailers, they should consider their options before weather might become threatening.”

You can find the latest weather advisories, real-time radar from points all along the Gulf Coast, and tips on how to prepare a storm plan in the Storm & Flood Preparedness area of the city web site. To go there, click here.