US Eastcoast Ports Resume Operations


South Eastern US ports began resuming operations on Monday October 10, 2016, after Hurricane Matthew caused the evacuation of over two million people, according to reports.

Full operations are back in practice at the Port of Charlestown, which did not suffer any significant damage despite major flooding. Vessels are berthed and cargo being handled, and truckers are able to access the port at the Wando Welch and North Charlestown terminals.

After ceasing operations and losing power, the Port of Savannah has resumed activity at its terminals, rail services have also been resumed across the states of Florida and South Carolina; the Port of Canaveral also, which was in the most vulnerable position geographically, suffered only minor damages.

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Hurricane Matthew killed approximately a thousand people in Haiti and the Caribbean when the category 4 storm ripped through the islands destroying homes and causing major flooding, this disaster comes as Haiti is still recovering from a massive earthquake in 2010.

Although the storm was predicted to hit the US coast on Monday, October 10 2016, it calmed and went down to a category 3 before heading out to sea, millions of people were evacuated and it seems the US got away with minor damages and flooding.

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