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Hurricane Florence affecting the U.S.

According to the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Florence has strengthened to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm as it closes in on the Carolinas and Virginia.

Florence is aiming for landfall late Thursday or early Friday (local time) somewhere between Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia. South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency to start evacuations where necessary.

Hurricane and storm surge watches were issued for sections of the coastlines of North Carolina and South Carolina with a storm surge expected to reach as much as 12 feet above ground in some areas. Flooding is expected due to the heavy rainfall. Damaging hurricane force winds are likely along coastal areas and could spread inland into the Carolinas and Virginia. Find the most recent updates from the National Hurricane Center here.

Shippers in the storms projected path should start looking for alternative routes otherwise freight could be stranded in the Southeast. Ports along the East Coast are preparing for the storms arrival.

Ports affected:

  • Wilmington – Closing Wednesday afternoon, September 12.
  • Norfolk – Closing at 12pm Wednesday, September 12.
  • Virginia – All port activities stopped at September 11.
  • Charleston and Savannah – Issued Port Readiness Condition Whiskey on Tuesday, September 10.

We will continue to monitor the situation and impact to our operations as the storm develops.

Please contact your local DACHSER representative with any questions.

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