Cruisers asked to take early departure
With Tropical Storm Nate currently on its way into the Gulf of Mexico and expected to affect the Gulf Coast, the Biloxi Fire Department is urging cruisers to take caution.
Today, Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich sent out fliers for the fire department to distribute to campers along Highway 90, asking cruisers to monitor the weather reports and consider taking an early departure. Conditions are expected to deteriorate this weekend with high winds and tides.
Chief Jeff Merril with Biloxi Fire Department explains this isn’t a mandatory evacuation, but civilians should always stay prepared. “Well, it’s important, because unfortunately, we’re going to have to cut the weekend short with these people. I hope they understand that. We saw what happened in Florida and Texas. Although this is not expected to be that severe, but it is important that they know because they are in campers and campers don’t do real well when it gets high winds like that. They’re expecting about 75-85 mile per hour winds.”
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