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Hurricane Ian Update - September 28

The National Hurricane Center said the eye of Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cayo Costa, Florida, just after 3 p.m. Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph. The latest reconnaissance from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunters showed Ian moving north by northeast at a slow speed of 10 mph. This will cause higher rain totals of close to two feet in some areas, including inland. Flooding will be widespread hindering emergency services and causing power outages. 

 

  • Interstate 75 is still open but expect flooding in the coming hours.

 

  • Tampa-area ports were closed Tuesday and Orlando International Airport closed at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

 

  • Port Miami’s two main container terminals were closed Wednesday.

 

  • Port Canaveral is closed and has ceased all waterside and vessel shoreside port operations until further notice. 

 

  • Jaxport in Jacksonville, Florida, was slated to close at noon Wednesday.

 

  • Ship-position data shows that container vessels in the queue off the Port of Savannah in Georgia are weighing anchor and heading out to sea.

 

More information from FreightWaves can be found here. 

 

We are closely monitoring Hurricane IAN and working with our customers to find alternate routes to help mitigate the impact. We are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

Posted by Katie Elizabeth Carpenter at 15:56