Threatening weather may be on horizon

They say there’s an 80 percent chance of tropical cyclone development in the northern Gulf later in the week — and it’s coming from Georgia.

Local weather authorities, who advise caution in the continuing 90-degree temperatures, say a trough of low pressure over central Georgia will move southward toward the northeastern Gulf later this week, causing from 3 to 8 inches of rain and likely spawning a tropical depression by the end of the week.

Says this morning’s weather advisory from the Harrison County Emergency Management Office: “Due to the large uncertainty of the strength and movement of the system, it is too soon to say what specific impacts it may have on the local area.

“However, heavy rainfall is expected across the area through Monday. Rainfall totals of 3 to 8 inches are possible through Monday. Higher than normal tides, gusty winds, and tornadoes will also be possible depending on the eventual track, size and strength of the system. Coastal Flooding may become an issue as well later on this week.”
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News & notes: Weekly review, council, kids fire academy

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 179 calls for service, including 114 medical emergencies and six fires; the Police Department handled 2,279 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 40 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $80,000;  and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

City Council: The next regular scheduled meeting for the Biloxi City Council is set for Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see more about city council, click here.

Kids academy: The Biloxi Fire Department recently wrapped up another year of its Fire Academy for Kids. The program was again successful with a full group of participants, demonstrations and support. To see images and a thank note from the Biloxi Fire Department, click here.