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Georgia ports fully operational again after damaging brush with hurricane

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced on Wednesday that its terminals in Savannah and Brunswick were fully operational again after being shut down last week because of the threat from Hurricane Matthew.

In its release the GPA said that the Savannah River channel was opened in the morning and that by the end of the workday 11 vessels were being worked, nine at Garden City terminal and two at Ocean Terminal.

Of all the US east coast ports that were hit by Matthew, Savannah felt the worst effects.

Its outer harbour had suffered severe damage from Matthew and the GPA thanked the hundreds of employees who worked to bring services back on line as soon as possible, notably restoring power and testing systems.

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Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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