Hurricane Ida

New Orleans Suspend Gate Operations as Hurricane Ida Approaches

Hurricane Ida made landfall yesterday, and now continues its track across the southern us , bringing with it heavy rain, extreme winds and flash flooding. The observatory rated Ida as a Category 4 hurricane yesterday with winds of 150 mph (230 kph). in sight of the weather , the port of latest Orleans made the subsequent announcements regarding operations last Saturday.

Terminal Operations

  • Container operations at the New Orleans Terminal and Ports America are suspended on August 30. At an equivalent time, breakbulk operations have also been suspended at the Empire, Coastal Cargo, Gulf stream Marine, and Ports America.

Vessel Operations

  • Port Condition Zulu has been put in situ by the US Coast Guard, closing the Lower Mississippi to all or any vessel movements from 14:00 on August 28. The last vessel to depart Pilottown was before noon on August 28.

Rail Operations

  • The New Orleans Rail Gateway has suspended operations from 14:00 on August 29, and can remain closed through August 30, thanks to the closure of the flood gates.

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