Casino moves up closing schedule
The Fitz Casino announced today a Saturday, May 1, closing at 2 p.m., moved up by one day from its previously announced Sunday closure. Resorts Casino closed at 5 a.m. this morning, Bally's will close Friday; Sam's Town, Hollywood and Harrah's Sunday; and Gold Strike, Horseshoe and Roadhouse on Monday.
The Tunica RiverPark will close tomorrow.
Evacuations are proceeding at Tunica Cut-off. Sewer service will likely be shut down to the camps today, with water cut off when the river stage reaches 41 feet at Memphis. The river stage today is 37 feet and rising quickly. Entergy is removing meters throughout the camps and all power will be cut by noon tomorrow.
The shelter at the Henderson Rec Center is open, and the arena restrooms and showers are open to evacuees. Some pets are already being sheltered there, and the RV spaces have all been reserved. Harrah's RV park will remain open as a option for others, and the town of Tunica has a limited number of RV spaces. Call the town office at 363-2432.
Storage for personal property is still available; call the Chamber office, 363-2865.
Additional parking has been opened at the base of the levee on Fox Island Rd. A Sheriff's Department command center is set up at that location to provide security in the area.
The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board has ordered the levee's closure in Coahoma, DeSoto and Tunica counties Friday, April 29.
Those needing updated information are asked to call the county Emergency Operations Center at 662-363-4012 daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Emergencies should continue to be reported to 911.
The Tunica Times is posting daily updates on the public portion of its website, www.tunicatimes.com and on Facebook and Twitter.