Severe weather conditions have been reported throughout the Southeast United States over the past 24 hours as a result of Hurricane Irma. Nearly 6 million people are without electricity in Florida, and major flooding has been reported in parts of the state. The below assessment is based on industry sources and media reports available as of 1:26pm EDT on September 11, 2017.
Miami International Airport (MIA), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) are all closed today. All three airports will evaluate damage before deciding if commercial operations are feasible on Tuesday. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is operational but experiencing widespread delays and cancelations.
Ocean cargo operations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are effected by the storm:
Miami: Port is closed today.
Jacksonville: Port offices closed today.
Savannah: Port closed today.
Charleston: Container and breakbulk operations will stop at 2pm today in anticipation of Tropical Storm Irma.
GROUND TRANSPORT OPERATIONS
Ground transportation is significantly affected by flooding in many areas. Rail operations have been disrupted by the weather. Norfolk Southern imposed an embargo as of yesterday on locations in the Southeast United States. CSX was expecting service disruptions in Florida.
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