Tropical Storm Nicole
Update #8: The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has notified Port Everglades that waterside operations can resume unrestricted following Hurricane Nicole as of 10AM, November 10, 2022, and all Port users can Return to Normal Port Conditions. See MSIB 22-026 below.
Update #7: The U.S. Coast Guard is allowing landside operations to resume unrestricted at the Port as of 7AM today, November 10. A damage assessment is ongoing. Updates will be provided as warranted.
Update # 6: Based on current available information, and the trajectory of Tropical Storm Nicole, Port Everglades officials anticipate that the Port will reopen to ship traffic and landside activities sometime tomorrow, November 10. We will begin storm assessments as expeditiously as possible following the storm’s passage, but we cannot estimate a time until the assessments are complete and the U.S. Coast Guard officially lifts Condition Zulu. We will continue to keep you posted as soon as information becomes available.
Update #5: The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port set Port Condition ZULU for Tropical Storm Nicole as of 8PM, today, November 8, with gale force winds expected within 12 hours. All oceangoing vessels over 500 grt and affected Port waterfront operations are suspended, unless previously permitted by the Captain of the Port.
Update #4: The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has notified Port Everglades that Port Condition ZULU will go into effect for Subtropical Storm Nicole as of 8PM, November 8, 2022, with the expected onset of gale force winds (39 – 54 mph) within 12 hours.
At that time, all waterside and landside operations will cease. This includes terminal, cruise, and inbound and outbound operations. Petroleum companies are authorized to continue operations with trucks departing to deliver fuel to area gas stations until the winds reach the FDOT restriction. The RPMs located at Checkpoints 1 and 4 will operate until Condition ZULU takes effect, per U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Update #3: The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has notified Port Everglades that Port Condition YANKEE was set for Subtropical Storm Nicole as of 8AM, November 8, 2022, with the expected onset of gale force winds (39 – 54 mph) within 24 hours. The COTP anticipates setting Port Condition ZULU 12 hours today before sustained tropical storm force winds due to changes in the storm track, when that may occur is still to be determined.
Update #2: The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has notified Port Everglades that Port Condition X-RAY will be set for Subtropical Storm Nicole as of 8PM tonight, November 7, 2022, with the expected onset of gale force winds (39 – 54 mph) within 48 hours. Given the current storm track, the USCG Captain of the Port projects setting Port Condition YANKEE at 8AM on Tuesday, November 8, and Port Condition ZULU at 8PM.
Update #1: The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has notified Port Everglades that Port Condition WHISKEY has been set for Subtropical Storm Nicole for today, November 7, 2022, as of 10AM with the onset of sustained gale force winds (39 – 54 mph) predicted to arrive within 72 hours. The official Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) can be found at homeport.uscg.mil in the Miami section of the Port Directory.
- MSIB 22-021 - Port Condition WHISKEY
- MSIB 22-023 - Port Condition X-RAY
- MSIB 22-024 - Port Condition YANKEE
- MSIB 22-025 - Port Condition ZULU
- MSIB 22-026 - Return to Normal Port Conditions
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. A general information Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) from U.S. Coast Guard, published annually in May describes each of the four hurricane storm conditions and related Port preparedness actions.
- View MSIB 22-018 Port Conditions UPDATE issued October 18, 2022 (PDF 108 KB)
- View 2022 Hurricane Season USCG MSIB 22-001 Hurricane Port Readiness Conditions issued April 1, 2022 (PDF 544 KB)
For questions about Port operations, call 954-523-3404.
Stay Connected During Emergencies
Learn how you can stay connected with Port Everglades and Broward County during any emergency such as a hurricane. From social media to receiving alerts, you can stay up to date.
- Cruise passengers should call their cruise line for updates regarding cruise ship departures. Click here for a list of cruise lines.
- If you are flying into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), it is important that you also call your airline for information on flight arrivals and departures before, during and after the storm. Operations may be interrupted. Click here for a list of airlines.
- Petroleum operations may be interrupted in the event of damage to petroleum facilities located at the Port, or damage/blockage of the Port's entrance channel for ships.
- Conserve gas by eliminating unnecessary driving after an emergency.
- Retail gas purchases are not available at Port Everglades.
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 U.S. 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.