Hurricane Nicholas Impact to the Port: Return to Normal Operations
Sep 14, 2021
Corpus Christi, TX, USA – In response to Hurricane Nicholas making landfall near Sargent Beach, Texas, the Port of Corpus Christi has returned to normal operations, effective 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in accordance with its 2021 Hurricane Readiness Plan. The Port continues to monitor possible impact scenarios from Hurricane Nicholas in and around the Texas Coastal Bend region; however, all initial reports indicate no significant impacts.
The Port remains engaged in seasonal hurricane readiness activities in coordination with surrounding communities, industry partners and state and federal agencies. The Port Incident Management Team has deactivated but remains in an ever-ready status. All Port of Corpus Christi users shall immediately adhere to the requirements and recommendations set forth in any forthcoming United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Information Bulletins.
The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have cancelled all tropical warnings for South Texas and the Middle Texas coast. Coastal flooding, elevated winds and waves continue for marine areas, but are expected to improve as the day progresses.
The USCG Captain of Sector Port Corpus Christi (CoTP) set Port Condition Recovery, and the Port of Corpus Christi was released from Port Condition X-Ray, effective noon, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, returning to Port Condition Seasonal Alert. There are no restrictions for vessels in Port of Corpus Christi.
“After closely monitoring the developing Hurricane Nicholas and its forecasted trajectory, the Port of Corpus Christi has returned to normal operations. We are thankful for the continued diligence of our employees and Port users,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi. “This storm developed quickly but our Port remains ever ready and prepared to quickly react to any challenges that come our way. As always, the safety of our employees, stakeholders and surrounding communities remains our highest priority.”
For storm updates and the latest weather advisories, please visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
About Port Corpus Christi
As a leader in U.S. Crude Oil export ports and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, Port of Corpus Christi is the largest port in the United States in total revenue tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, soon to be 54-foot (MLLW) deep channel, Port of Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce. The Port has excellent railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven-member commission, Port of Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.” www.portofcc.com
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