Freezing Temperatures Cause Problems in Biloxi

Contributor: Nick Patrick
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Updated: 1/07 6:54 pm
Last night, due to cold temperatures, a sensor froze on a pump that supplies water to the downtown and east sides of Biloxi. The sensor failed to send a message to the water pumps, which caused pressure to drop. This caused water pressure to drop in the hotels. This is the first time they have had a problem. Dan Gaillet, Director of Public Works in Biloxi, says, “This is really a first time for us. One of the big things, as we’ve been doing this F.E.M.A. work, as you look around the city, everything is having to be elevated. So traditionally, these sort of things are put close to the ground or in the ground in structures at ground level, but now because of F.E.M.A. requirements and flood levels and what have you, we’re having to lift these sensors off the ground.” The issue was resolved quickly and pressure returned before 8 a.m. this morning.

46° Clear Feels Like: 46° F
High: 64° F
Low: 35° F
Wind: Calm

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