Hurricane Beryl Special Report

Hurricane Beryl closed Texas ports along the Gulf Coast, including Houston, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Freeport, and Texas City. This caused major disruptions to coastal shipping lanes. The ports stopped operations and vessel traffic on Sunday after the Coast Guard declared condition “Zulu.” This condition restricts all vessel movement and cargo operations. The Category 1 storm made landfall at 4:30 a.m. Monday in southeast Texas with 94 mph winds. It brought heavy rainfall and potential life-threatening storm surges. Houston received 5 to 8 inches of rain, and storm surges of 3 to 7 feet occurred. The storm caused power outages for over 1 million homes and businesses. Flood warnings stay in effect until Monday night.

Hurricane Beryl’s track shifted eastward, making landfall in Matagorda, about 95 miles south of Houston. The storm was initially predicted to hit near or south of Corpus Christi. Now, it heads through east Texas toward Shreveport, Louisiana, and Arkansas into Tuesday. The port closures impact major shipping hubs for crude oil, gasoline, liquefied natural gas, steel, automotive goods, and chemicals.

TLC stresses the importance of proactive measures to ensure freight safety. Our team is dedicated to navigating these challenges and minimizing disruptions. For detailed information on our emergency response strategies and how we can assist you, call us today.

Call us today at (401) 560 – 0660 to learn how we prioritize safety with every load.

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