Monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey Impact to the Port Hurricane Readiness Condition 4

8/23/17

The Port of Corpus Christi continues to monitor possible impact scenarios for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey in and around the Texas Coastal Bend region. As a precautionary measure for the anticipated reorganization of the remnants of Harvey, the port has increased its hurricane readiness status to Port Condition 4 (Tropical Hazards expected within 72 hours), in accordance with its 2017 Hurricane Readiness Plan.

As part of Port Condition 4, the port is fully engaged in general readiness activities in coordination with surrounding the communities, industry partners and state and federal agencies. All port users shall immediately adhere to the requirements and recommendations set forth in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued 08-22-17.

During the preparedness operations of any level of Hurricane Preparedness Conditions, the safety of all port personnel and stakeholders is paramount for the Port of Corpus Christi Authority.

About Port Corpus Christi

As a major economic engine of the South Texas Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 4th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36 mile, 47 foot (MLLW) deep channel, Port Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic marine commerce. The Port has excellent rail and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstates. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven member commission, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “Moving America’s Energy.” http://www.portcorpuschristi.com/

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