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Biloxi public works prepares for heavy rain

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Thirty public works crews went neighborhood by neighborhood Tuesday making sure Biloxi's storm drains were clear of debris.  (Photo source: WLOX) Thirty public works crews went neighborhood by neighborhood Tuesday making sure Biloxi's storm drains were clear of debris. (Photo source: WLOX)
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Biloxi public works crews have been out and about all week making sure that the streets in Biloxi are prepared for heavy rainfall. Thirty crews went neighborhood by neighborhood Tuesday making sure that the storm drains were clear of debris.

City Spokeswoman Cecilia Dobbs Walton said residents should be mindful of their nearby drains and clear them when they are able to do so. 

"It doesn't mean just trash, but that means yard debris like clippings and leaves. So if they have any of that around a storm drain, we're asking that residents please go remove that. Just throw that debris in the trash so that water can flow through into the storm drain effectively so it doesn't flood the street around your home or even into your home," said Walton.

The next few days are bound to test drainage systems from state line to state line, and clogged drains will only worsen a situation like this rain event that is likely to cause flash flooding anyway.?

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