GULFPORT, Miss. -- Isaac is gone and now the focus turns to cleanup with an eye to rising rivers in south Mississippi.
In Jackson County, Emergency Management Director Donald Langham said local officials will being documenting Isaac's damage.
"We have quite a bit that has to be done in terms of reports and assessments," Langham said.
He said county departments will be out in force to assess residential, business and infrastructure damages.
Learning the extent of and documenting flood and wind damages is an essential part of setting up the county and its residents for federal assistance, if any funds are made available, he said.
The assessments process will ramp up next week, Langham said, as workers photograph damages, make reports and measure water lines.
The National Guard was still being staged in the Helena area to assist with calls.
"The rain forecast looks like we could expect 2.5 more inches through the weekend," Langham said. "We're looking at strictly river flooding from now on."
The Pascagoula and Escatawpa rivers continued to rise Saturday with more flooding in the forecast over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.
Flood warnings remained in effect through the weekend.
One area of concern was the Escatawpa River above the Orange Grove community. At 10:30 p.m. on Friday, the stage was at 10.9 feet and the flood stage is 8 feet. The Escatawpa Rivers is expected to crest Sunday evening at 11.5 feet, then begin falling.
The Pascagoula River is forecast to crest at 24.5 feet on Monday evening, 2.5 feet above flood stage. These forecast are based on rain that has fallen and will be adjusted should more rain fall.
"As that water travels downstream, it'll spread out into tributaries and streams. There probably won't be a noticeable difference to anyone, and if it is, it'll be a matter of inches," Langham said.
In Harrison County, people sipped coffee at outdoor cafes and jogged along the beach as boats passed, leaving the safe harbor of the Back Bay and rivers and heading out into the Mississippi Sound. Walkers were back on the Biloxi Bay Bridge.
All of Biloxi's casinos had reopened by Friday.
Crews have sand and debris to clear off U.S. Highway 90 and motorists are asked to stay off the highway and let them get the work done.