The center of Tropical Depression Florence has left the Carolinas, but the chaos that the storm unleashed continues to plague the region. Days of record-breaking rain have already pushed rivers over their banks, and water levels are not expected to recede fully for days to come. Authorities, first responders and volunteer workers in North and South Carolina continue to carry out their rescue missions by air and water, despite the difficult conditions. Additionally, over 500,000 homes and businesses remain without power.
Road and Rail: Conditions change with the rise and fall of the rivers. For the most up-to-date information, refer to the states’ DOT mandates posted on their websites.
Airports: At this time, the major airports have opened, but delays should be expected. It’s advisable that alternative airports be used for travel/transportation within the region until water recedes.
Ocean Ports: The Port of Wilmington remains closed until Wednesday. Nearby ports, such as Charleston, Norfolk and Savannah are operating, but with reports of gate delays.
In the coming days, we will have a much clearer understanding of any cargo in our care that has been subjected to the storm. We will continue to track the developments and keep you informed as the conditions change.