Hurricane Dorian – Message 1 – 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 3

September 3, 2019

The Port of Virginia is open and operating, following standard hours at all terminals and offices.

In the interest of diligence and safety, we are monitoring the forecast track of Hurricane Dorian, as it tracks along the East Coast.  You can find the latest updates here: The National Hurricane Center.

As with all tropical systems, a high degree of variability exists.  At this time, Southeastern Virginia is preparing for the possibility of tropical storm force winds and heavy rain beginning on Thursday evening, Sept. 5, through Friday morning, Sept. 6.

On Sept. 2, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency, in advance of the storm’s arrival.  A state of emergency allows the Commonwealth to mobilize resources and to deploy people and equipment to assist in response and recovery efforts. The declaration also allows officials from Virginia to coordinate planning and evacuation resources with the state of North Carolina.

As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, has declared port condition X-RAY for Hampton Roads, meaning sustained gale force winds are expected at the Virginia Capes within 48 hours. The “Maritime Severe Weather Contingency Plan” will help you understand actions taken, and conditions declared, by the Coast Guard:  Hampton Roads Maritime Severe Weather Contingency Plan  

As for conditions and operating status at our terminals, please bookmark the following page on our website – Port of Virginia Operations Alerts.  Contact our Customer Service Team here and by phone at 757-440-7160.

We will also update our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds with pertinent information – Port of Virginia Twitter and Port of Virginia Facebook and The Port of Virginia LinkedIn page.

With safety as our top priority, we value our role as stewards of your cargo.  We commit to keeping you informed as this weather system progresses.  Updates will be posted for the duration of the event.