My mother and the friends she evacuated to Mobile with drove back to Biloxi this morning. Although the front of the house was fine, the back patio door blew in, despite having a dead bolt lock. There was water damage to the carpet and an oak table, as well as a bunch of dirt and leaves that blew into that part of the house. Some photos were damaged. Oddly enough, some of leaves were blown throughout the house, with a small number actually being blown up the stairs and onto my Mom’s bed. If you knew all the 90 degree turns the leaves would have had to have made to get upstairs to her bed, you would be as amazed as I am at that. Otherwise, the house came through pretty well. One big pine tree on the lot north of her’s fell down and crushed part of a fence. Fortunately, it didn’t hit anything else. She lives on Popps Ferry Rd near North Country Club Lane.
One of her friend’s house had a roof leak and a tree down across the driveway. The other friend’s house had a lot more damage, though. The roof was punched through in several places, and the ceiling had caved through into some rooms. He is having it covered with a tarp for now by a guy who came down from Nashville with a bunch of very large tarps. I think the neighborhood her friends live in is called River Place.
Since there is still no power or water service, they headed back to Mobile. There are rumors that north Biloxi may get power back as early as Tuesday. She said there were power company trucks working on the lines everywhere they went.