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Ports Reopen After Irma

Ports in the southeastern U.S. reopened Tuesday as Hurricane Irma was been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone and continues to lift northwestward.

Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach and Port Miami said they would reopen for traffic, while the port of Jacksonville remains in condition Zulu.

“The U.S. Coast Guard is currently assessing the condition of the Jacksonville harbor and port facilities following Hurricane Irma,” a Jaxport official said.

The Category 4 hurricane caused widespread damage over the weekend and the combined damage to Texas and Florida from the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is estimated at between US$150 billion and US$200 billion.

“Moderate to locally heavy rain in the Mid-South and Southeast will lift into the Ohio Valley and Middle Atlantic by Wednesday. Some of the heavier rainfall may produce flash flooding. Isolated thunderstorms will also be possible in the Middle Atlantic,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.

Photo: Flooding from hurricane Irma. Credit: Wikimedia

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