All beaches in South MS are open

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - All beaches across south Mississippi are currently open. But the impacts of recent closures and contact advisories are still being felt.

The beaches are empty of tourists, and businesses along the highway are seeing a decrease in sales. Biloxi Beach Jet Ski Rentals has several locations along the beach.

General manager Alston Evans, says things haven't been the same since the latest closures.

"Biloxi Beach, it's a really large beach, so there's nothing to worry about. We're in this beach about eight hours a day and we're all fine. All the jet ski rental places down here, our sales have just come to a screeching halt. That's very unusual. Usually we're slammed," said Evans.

Evans says the rental company had to reduce its staff yesterday because of the lull and won't be back to full operation until Thursday.

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