City of Biloxi prepares for Zeta

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Biloxi is putting their storm plans in place in anticipation of impacts from Zeta.

The city declared a state of emergency earlier this afternoon at a city council meeting and city departments are working to prep the city by clearing storm drains and making sure city equipment is secure.

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Officials urge Biloxi residents to be aware of low-lying areas and have storm kits and evacuation routes ready.

Extra first responders and rescue equipment will also be on standby if needed. Biloxi Emergency Manager Nick Geiser said, “The fire department will bring in their swift water team, personnel and police will bring in their personnel that does the high water and the dive team, and we’ll just ramp up, we’ll get everybody in place, we’ll hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

Cecilia Dobbs-Walton with the City of Biloxi said, “Just make sure you are prepared. Make sure that you have your plans in place. Monitor the weather; don’t take this lightly, but again, don’t panic.”

Officials say people living in areas in east Biloxi and certain sections of Highway 90 should be mindful of water levels during the storm.