Wind gusts of up to 74 mph caused a semi-submersible drilling rig to break away from its dry dock about 9:15 a.m., and drift 400 yards across the Pascagoula River, according to authorities. The rig floated toward the Oregon II, a 170-foot government research vessel moored at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in Pascagoula, said NOAA Cmdr. Todd Stiles. (...) In Satsuma, Linda Sullivan began cleaning her 4-year-old brick home on Third Street after about 1 to 2 inches of water seeped in Tuesday evening. City workers put sandbags around the doors, but water entered through the walls, too. It was a solid sheet of water (outside) everywhere you looked, Sullivan said. We had frogs in the house last night. One jumped up on the sofa. I was screaming. My husband was trying to get it with a broom.
Sullivan looked at the bright side of life, pointing out that her house will 'never have been cleaner' after the $2,500 work by a cleaning company.