Zeta expected in Gulf Tuesday

Those with vessels in Biloxi’s harbors and marinas received a familiar message today: A tropical storm may be headed to the Gulf and we recommend that you move your vessel to a safer location.

The city’s Port Division sent the email to boat owners today because Biloxi is in the cone of uncertainty for Tropical Storm Zeta, which is expected to become a hurricane today and make landfall late Wednesday night or Thursday.

¬†“We are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Zeta,” Port Division Manager Larry Sablich said in the fifth such email he’s written this year. “Evacuation is NOT mandatory at this time; however, 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.

¬†“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 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 27th, 2020.

“We will shut down operations to the marinas/harbors upon the issuance of a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning or 24 hours before expected landfall (whichever comes first).”

 Zeta, with sustained miles near 70 mph, is expected to cross the northern Yucatan Peninsula later today or tonight, move over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday.
See path and more on Zeta
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