Coast Guards reopen ports following Hurricane Hermine

Aerial Photography: Port of Charleston

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The ports of Savannah, Charleston, Brunswick and coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia have resumed normal operations according to officials.

The ports were temporarily closed as Hurricane Hermine made it’s way through coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Hermine is now traveling northeast.

Officials warn vessel and facility operators be remain cautious  before entering a storm-damaged area be on alert for debris or pollutions in the water. Officials also ask mariners to report any sightings of such to the Coast Guard or local emergency agencies.

Navigational aids may be moved or destroyed by heavy weather.  Mariners should not completely rely on the position of the aids after a storm, until Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Teams and cutters are able to verify and reposition them.  All methods for determining position should be used following a storm to ensure safety.

As a reminder, the public should heed all warnings including marine safety broad casts from emergency workers and safety officials. Although weather conditions may appear favorable, rip tides and high surf may continue to impact beaches and inlets as the storm degrades.

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