Port Partners,

An online version of this message can be found here: Hurricane Florence – Message 1 – 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 10

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, The Port of Virginia Team, is committed to keeping you – our valued customers – informed. The safety of our colleagues, facilities and your cargo are our top priority.

As of Sunday, September 9, the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, declared port condition WHISKEY, meaning sustained gale force winds are expected at the Virginia Capes within 72 hours. The “Maritime Severe Weather Contingency Plan” will help you understand possible actions taken, and conditions declared, by the Coast Guard: 2018 Port of HR Maritime Severe Weather Contingency Plan

As for conditions and operating status at our terminals, please bookmark the following page on our website – Port of Virginia Operations Alerts. Contact our Customer Service Team here and by phone at 757-440-7160.

We will also update our Twitter and Facebook feeds with pertinent information – Port of Virginia Twitter and Port of Virginia Facebook. You may subscribe to port text alerts by following the instructions at this link: Subscribe To Port Text Alerts

For Virginia state-wide information, consider bookmarking the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and for highway/road info – http://www.511virginia.org/

With safety as our top priority, we value our role as stewards of your cargo. We commit to keeping you informed as this weather system progresses. Updates will be posted for the duration of the event.

Regards,

Greg

Gregory J. Edwards
Director, Internal and Partner Communications

Virginia Port Authority
600 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Office: 757-683-2110
Cell: 757-617-0852
www.portofvirginia.com

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