City of Biloxi declares a local emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

BILOXI, Miss – Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and the Biloxi City Council declared  a local emergency proclamation in Biloxi this afternoon, a measure that authorizes the mayor to take extraordinary steps to deal with the expected torrential downpour from Tropical Storm Nate.

“We have to make preparations and take the necessary steps to protect our citizens and visitors,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said.  “We are asking everyone to continue to monitor weather reports and to have a plan for their family.”

The local emergency declaration in Biloxi this afternoon grants the mayor broad authority in making emergency purchases and using city personnel and equipment as needed and where needed to minimize the threat to the health and safety of city residents.