Along with the scattered damage on land, this morning's storm also took its toll on the sea. The Coast Guard in Gulfport and the State Marine Patrol responded to nearly a dozen distress calls this morning. Three shrimp boats capsized in the Mississippi Sound and eight fishermen were rescued from those vessels.
The Coast Guard also rescued two teenagers from a sail boat near Ship Island. As we found out, gale force winds blew several boats ashore this morning, and kept boat owners at the Biloxi Yacht Club scrambling for safety.