Florida ports shutting down as Hurricane Isaias approaches (with forecast video)

Satellite animation of Hurricane Isaias. Outer bands of cloud cover reaching south Florida.

Hurricane Isaias is barreling through the Bahamas this morning, August 1, and will come close to landfall on Florida’s east coast tomorrow.

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a condition ZULU at the Port of Miami and the northern port of Key West. This means no vessels may enter or move within these ports without permission from the captain of the port (COTP). Also, all ship-to-shore operations must stop until further notice.

As of 8 a.m. EDT today, Isaias was centered about 50 miles south of Nassau...


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