Although the worst of Hurricane Idalia’s winds have moved north, Gulfport, Florida continues to see what officials call long-duration storm surge. Downtown and the Marina District remained largely flooded, although some Marina District residents told The Gabber Newspaper no water breached their homes. Other people — and downtown businesses — weren’t as lucky.
Officials implore people to stay out of the floodwaters, citing possible fecal coliform from flooded boats. Local boat captains note that there could be fuel in the water as well.
Read all The Gabber Newspaper’s Idalia updates.