FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard has set Port Condition X-Ray for a span of 19 areas as Tropical Storm Ian approaches the Sunshine State.
According to department documentation, the condition is set when weather advisories indicate gale force winds from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 48 hours.
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The following ports are included in the advisory:
- Big Bend
- Boca Grande
- Cedar Key
- East Bay
- Egmont Key
- Fort Myers Beach
- Hillsborough Bay
- Port Manatee
- Port Sutton
- Sand Key
- St. Petersburg
- Weedon Island
As of midday Sunday, all ports are open with no restrictions. However, mariners are advised that the Coast Guard may limit vessel traffic as conditions warrant.
Port users should monitor forecasts and take action to safeguard people and property to minimize damage caused by high winds, high tides, and heavy rains expected as Ian approaches.