Minor flooding along Biloxi and Wolf Rivers
As our week continues, Biloxi and Wolf Rivers will keep rising.
Both the Biloxi and Wolf Rivers are expected to crest above flood stage overnight. They will be in minor flood stage, meaning there is currently no risk of extensive flooding outside of low spots and wooded areas.
Emergency management officials encourage people to be mindful of their risk if they live in a flood zone. Hancock County EMA Director Brian Adam said, “If you do flood, have a plan. Where you gonna go? Are you gonna stay in place if it’s just street flooding? If it’s storm surge, coming in with a hurricane, or tropical storm, or depression, where are you gonna go? Make sure you pick everything up. Make sure you have everything ready. You know, your amenities, such as your medicine, your toiletries, and different things.”
The Biloxi River is currently at 12.53 feet and will crest at 13 feet tonight around 6 p.m. The Wolf River is currently at 7 feet and will crest at 9 feet overnight tonight.