Evacuation recommended at Biloxi harbors, marinas ahead of Hurricane Delta
BILOXI, Miss. (WXXV) — Owners of vessels in Biloxi’s four harbors and marinas have been notified that they should consider moving their vessels to safer locations ahead of turbulent weather possible with Hurricane Delta.
“Although evacuation is not mandatory at this time, it is highly recommended that vessels be relocated well in advance to safer locations in order to protect both the vessel and the marina/harbor,” Port Division Manager Larry Sablich said in an email sent to the 300 or so owners of vessels.
“All finger piers and your dock area must be free and clear of all unnecessary items. If you have any extra vehicles or trailers in our parking lots, please remove them” by noon Wednesday.
Sablich also reminded boaters that bridges will not open for marine traffic when sustained winds reach 39 mph.
Sablich said Tuesday, “If you are relocating your vessel to points north of those bridges, please pay special attention to the advisories from the state, county and cities regarding the bridges.”