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9/17/2018
Hurricane Florence

Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression as of this morning and North Carolina appears to have sustained the most damage from assessments made so far. Heavy and excessive rainfall caused catastrophic flooding. About 575,000 homes and businesses remain without power.

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday. Now a tropical depression Florence continues to produce heavy rain over parts of the mid-Atlantic region and flash flooding continues over the Carolinas. Find the most recent updates from the National Hurricane Center here.

Ports affected:

- The Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City will remain closed through Wednesday, September 19. According to the North Carolina Ports Authority (NCPA), initial assessments indicate there is damage at both locations to warehouse and other structures, as well as a significant number of downed empty containers to be cleared. A detailed assessment of all cranes, which appear undamaged, will be conducted.
- Charleston, Norfolk and Savannah resumed operations.

Airports affected:

- Jacksonville, North Carolina (OAJ), New Bern, North Carolina (EWN) and Wilmington, North Carolina (ILM) - Due to hurricane damages, an embargo will remain in place on all products until further notice (origin, transfer, destination).
- Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT) and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU) - The embargo has been lifted effective immediately (origin, transfer, destination).

Severe weather events like this can have a severe negative impact on the efficiency of supply chains by causing delays, damages and increased rates. To reduce the risk, planning ahead and having backup plans for transportation routes that may be compromised by storms is crucial. Please contact your local DACHSER representative with any questions.

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