With Hurricane Sally set to make landfall near Biloxi early Wednesday morning, coast attractions, including casinos and the Mississippi Aquarium, are closing down.
In an announcement posted to its website, the Mississippi Gaming Commission ordered all 12 of the Gulf Coast casinos to close this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. They will not reopen until given permission by the MGC.
The Mississippi Aquarium is taking the proper precautions to protect the animals that call the new attraction home. The aquarium will close for the remainder of the day through Wednesday as storm preparations continue.
“We have begun to secure all habitats for the animals that will remain on campus and move some animals to our secure off-site location. Our ride-out team has been diligent in their plans for the storm and are well prepared for any outages that may arise,” the aquarium said in a news release.
The 5.8 acre, 80,000 square foot facility opened its doors at the end of August.