Today’s report: The numbers, safety reminders and more

We’re in the midst of hurricane season and a pandemic, and on this, the 51st anniversary of Hurricane Camille, today’s Be Prepared report includes your guide to storm preparations, safely.

Also in today’s report, the latest coronavirus numbers: 276 new cases statewide with 16 in Harrison County. You’ll also see hospitalizations, and a reminder about completing your 2020 census.
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Mask Up, Biloxi (face covering required): Print your own sign (8.5 x 11)
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News & notes: Weekly report, Community Market

The week in review: Ever wonder how busy key city departments are? You can find out each week in the Weekly Report, a compilation of police and fire reports, construction and permitting data, and the status of major public works throughout the city. To see the week-by-week archive of reports, including the one for last week, click here.

Community Market on Facebook: The Charles R. Hegwood Community Market, which takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the I-110 overpass off Hopkins and Howard, now has its own Facebook page. To visit and like the page, click here.

Boaters beware: The U.S. Coast Guard is advising boaters to be careful navigating near a sunken shrimp boat, the Cajun Maid, west of Deer Island and south of the Biloxi Lighthouse. The Biloxi Fire Department was among the first responders to reports of the 50-foot shrimp boat having trouble Saturday at 5 a.m. The Coast Guard rescued three from the vessel. To see photos of the vessel, click here.

Boomtown blaze: Boomtown Casino is awaiting word to reopen after a Sunday night fire in an electrical panel caused flames and smoke near the stage area and evacuation of the casino. Biloxi Fire Department Andy Mason said the blaze, doused quickly with a dry chemical extinguisher and the area’s fire supression system, caused no structural damage or injuries.