Tropical Storm Hanna Impact to the Port: Hurricane Readiness Condition 1
Jul 24, 2020
Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi has increased its Hurricane Readiness Status to Port Condition 1 (Tropical Hazards expected within 12 hours) in accordance with its 2020 Hurricane Readiness Plan. The Port continues to monitor possible impact scenarios for Tropical Storm Hanna in and around the Texas Coastal Bend region.
Hurricane warnings are now in effect. Heavy rainfall and flooding will be the primary concern as the system is expected across the area throughout the weekend.
As part of Port Condition 1, Port Police Department and security personnel are monitoring all vessels moored to Port oil and cargo docks in cooperation with the Harbormaster. Crews have secured Port facilities/buildings and continue to prioritize emergency and storm related work orders. All hurricane preparation work has been completed.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Captain of the Port Corpus Christi has set Port Condition Zulu for the area of responsibility from the Colorado Locks to the U.S. Mexico border (including the Port of Corpus Christi). Under this condition, all vessel movement and cargo operations are restricted.
The Port continues to be fully engaged in general readiness activities in coordination with surrounding communities, industry partners and state and federal agencies. The safety of all Port personnel, stakeholders and the community remains paramount for the Port of Corpus Christi.
“The Port of Corpus Christi Incident Management Team is battle-tested and has developed a robust NOAA StormReady designated emergency management and preparedness program, including a detailed hurricane readiness plan that is revised and updated annually. While continuing to employ all COVID-19 protocols, the Port is in full-preparedness mode in anticipation of Tropical Storm Hanna’s landfall here in South Texas,” said Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi.
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 Corpus Christi is the 3rd 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 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 Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.” www.portofcc.com
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