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Port of Houston braces as Hurricane Laura strikes

(Photo Credit: Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

PortandTerminal.com, August 25, 2020

Evacuations near Houston as Texas prepares for Laura. Port of Houston braces for the blast.

HOUSTON, TX – Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas warned residents to be prepared for “very high winds” and surging water of up to 10 feet when the storm slams into the eastern part of the state on Wednesday night or early Thursday.

Mandatory evacuations are underway in parts of Louisana and Texas, where the storm is expected to make landfall. Hundreds of thousands of residents, particularly those living in low-lying areas, are said to be affected.

The Port of Houston will stop all public terminal operations Tuesday evening and will likely keep its eight public facilities closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the impact of Hurricane Laura.

a person standing in front of a building: Residents boarding up windows at an auto shop in Abbeville, La., on Tuesday.
Residents boarding up windows at an auto shop in Abbeville, La., on Tuesday. (PHOTO: William Widmer/New York Times)

The Port of Houston says that it continues to monitor the hurricane conditions in the Gulf and is ceasing public operations  “To ensure our team members are safe and we have the time required to prepare more than 100 pieces of terminal equipment and structures for possibilities of high winds”

Plans for Port Houston facilities are as follows:

Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals will close TODAY, August 25, at 4 pm.

All Port Houston terminals will remain closed Wednesday, August 26, 2020 and probably Thursday, subject to change.

“We will communicate plans for opening, free time, and potential weekend gates as we know more. Post-storm vessel arrivals will be dictated by USCG and Houston Pilots based on channel conditions.”

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