BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Zoo is closing to guests at noon on Wednesday as Tropical Depression Ida moves through the region.
The area is expected to receive between 2 to 4 inches of rainfall, with some areas even seeing up to 6 inches.READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
Staff will remain on-site and care teams will bring animals to their night quarters so they are safely indoors as the storm passes and through the night, said Jane Ballentine, senior director of communications for the zoo.READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
Generators can provide electricity to the zoo buildings and animal hospital in the event of a power outage, Ballentine said.MORE NEWS: 'It's Really Unfortunate': Students In Anne Arundel County React To News Of Postponed Homecoming Dances
Prior to reopening, staff will look for damage from any fallen tree limbs or whole trees, and debris will be cleared before letting the animals back outside, she said.