Ports in Georgia and South Carolina shut down due to Hurricane Matthew threat

Ports in Georgia and South Carolina shut down due to Hurricane Matthew threat

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.

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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