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Holloway: Worst hasn't gotten here yet

From: City of Biloxi   Filed 9/1/08  GCN 1:34 p.m.

I dont think the worse has gotten here yet, Mayor A.J. Holloway said this morning at 10:15, as the city endured wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph and a 10 to 12 feet tidal surge in some areas of the peninsula.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Harrison County until 4 p.m.. The area continues to be under a hurricane warning and flash flood watch. Sporadic power outages also were reported. A citywide curfew remains in effect.

More than a dozen streets, including most of U.S. 90 and Back Bay Boulevard, were impassible because of water.

Were getting a lot of rain and gusts, Holloway said. People need to stay in until this gets by us, which could be later today.

Street closings in Biloxi due to flooding

---U.S. 90

---First Street, north of Grand Casino.

---Howard Avenue at Pine

---South River Drive

---Brodie Road

---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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