Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for Hampton Roads

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set port condition Whiskey for Hampton Roads in preparation of Hurricane Earl.

Port condition Whiskey is set when hurricane force winds are expected within 72 hours.

During the next 24 hours the Coast Guard will identify and track all vessels in port, establish contact with emergency management agencies at the local, state and federal levels, and work closely with port and industry officials to minimize damage in the event the storm impacts Hampton Roads.

The Coast Guard requests that the public listen to weather information available from other sources and not call the Coast Guard for weather information.

For additional information on the storm, visit the National Hurricane Center website http://www.nhc.noaa.gov.

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