Coast Guard updates port conditions in Gulf Coast region
The U.S. Coast Guard says it is continuing to secure its area of responsibility and adjust port conditions along the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nestor moves northeast, Friday.
The public should be aware that seas in the Panama City, Florida, area may reach 20 feet at the height of the storm, and for safety reasons, emergency response personnel may be unable to respond for extended periods of time in severe weather.
The Coast Guard has updated some ports in the Coast Guard Sector Mobile area to Port Condition YANKEE.
Port Condition YANKEE is set when hurricane-force winds are possible within 24 hours. During Port Condition YANKEE, all affected ports are closed to inbound vessel traffic greater than 500 gross tons. All vessels greater than 500 gross tons without permission to remain in port should have departed or be prepared to depart prior to the setting of Port Condition ZULU.