Ports in the states of Georgia and South Carolina have followed Florida’s lead and shut down their operations for the next few days in which Hurricane Matthew is forecast to be a direct potential threat.
Georgia and South Carolina are the states directly north of Florida, which is the first US state to feel Matthew’s effects after the huge storm moved on from wreaking havoc in the Caribbean.
In Georgia terminals at the Port of Brunswick will be closed until Monday (October 10) and terminals at the Port of Savannah will be closed on Friday and Saturday minimum.
South Carolina is closing cargo terminals at Charleston and Georgetown on Friday and Saturday at the very least.
Matthew is moving up the southeast coast of the US as Category 3 Hurricane as of Friday morning, having caused devastation in Haiti where hundreds were left dead.