Port Everglades follows U.S. Coast Guard regulations for operating the Port during storm conditions. This may affect cruise, cargo or petroleum operations.
When a storm is approaching, the U.S, Coast Guard determines appropriate hurricane readiness actions and when Port operations will cease. Landside operations, including the distribution of gasoline, may still be open while operations have been halted, but access into the Port may be limited to essential operations. Click here to access the general information Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) from U.S. Coast Guard that is published each May and describes each of the four hurricane storm conditions and related Port preparedness actions.
For a recorded message with the latest storm information, call the Port Everglades hotline 954-468-3509. For questions about Port operations, call 954-523-3404 and dial the extension of the division that best meets your needs.
Petroleum operators at Port Everglades make every effort to have ample supplies of gasoline available to retailers before, during and after an emergency. Port Everglades has gasoline reserves of at least one week stored on site. Even when the Coast Guard stops dockside operations at the Port, landside operations, including gasoline distribution to retail gas stations, will continue as long as weather conditions permit.