Coast Guard sets port condition X-Ray for Hampton Roads

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set port condition X-ray for Hampton Roads in preparation for Hurricane Earl.

Hurricane condition X-ray is set when gale force hurricane winds are expected within 48 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.

Please do not call the Coast Guard for weather information.

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

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