US Coast Guard Ramps up Hurricane Dorian Plans

Aerial drone image of the Statue of Liberty overlooking harbor water with ships

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has continued to prepare for Hurricane Dorian by upgrading the conditions of several major east coast ports.

Port Technology reported yesterday how the USCG had closed the Port of Jacksonville to commercial shipping as Hurricane Dorian approached.

It had also set the ports of Charleston and South Carolina to port condition Whiskey, which means a hurricane is expected within 72 hours.

The USCG upgraded Charleston to Yankee, which means it is expected within 24 hours and that vessels must vacate the port immediately.

The USCG set the Port of Virginia’s port condition set to X-Ray, indicating a hurricane is expected within 48 hours.

It also set the Port of Delaware Bay to Whiskey and closed the Port of Brunswick. It also closed the ports of Savannah, Fernandina and Canaveral.

Furthermore, the USGC is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading the relief efforts in the Bahamas, as shown in the video above.

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