Persevering Through Gustav
Posted by Administrator
on September 1, 2008, 12:07 pm
in General ( Urban Life Ministry News)
11:45 AM Monday
Windy and Rainy! Concerned but not panicky!
Well the water from the beach has come up to and covered the Highway 90 West bound lanes. If you remember from our relief site, Highway 90 is between the Gulf of Mexico and the back of our site, our Big White Supply Tent is about 800 feet from Highway 90. We’ve been under tornado warnings and watches all morning, with several tornadoes being spotted touching down. Flash flood watches have also been issued, and we can see a current storm surge of about 6 feet where we are taking shelter. The power went off for about 2 hours this morning, and is currently back on. Way to go Power Workers!!!
As of 10PM last night, a city wide curfew has been issued and remains in effect. The radar shows the tail end of the hurricane is approaching, so hopefully we should be out of this in a few hours. We will then wait for the water to recede from the roads so we can get over to the site and assess the damage.
The City of Biloxi has issued the following street closings due to the water surge:
Street closings in Biloxi due to flooding:
---First Street, north of Grand Casino.
---Howard Avenue at Pine
---South River Drive
---Destiny Plantation to the bridge
---End of Hickman River
--Back Bay Boulevard, east of Boomtown Casino to Oak Street.
---Cedar Lake Road, north of I-10.
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