MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to hold Hurricane Florence press briefing in Charleston

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News Release  

Originally published 9/10/18 12:23pm EST
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard to hold Hurricane Florence press briefing in Charleston

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Editors note: Media interested in attending the press briefing should R.S.V.P. to Coast Guard 7th District External Affairs at 786-367-7649 no later than 8 a.m., and arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston is scheduled to hold a press briefing Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Sector Charleston for Hurricane Florence preparations. The press briefing is open to all media members and is designed to inform the public on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane.

WHOCapt. John Reed, commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston.

WHAT: Press briefing for Hurricane Florence preparations. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. 

WHERESector Charleston, 196 Tradd Street Charleston, SC 29401.

Mariners and those living and working near waterways must be prepared, stay informed and heed storm warnings. A significant impact could also affect port operations.

All boaters and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio and internet as the hurricane approaches. Boaters can monitor its progress and be apprised of small craft advisories and warnings by monitoring VHF marine radio channel 16.

Adverse weather effects generated by a tropical storm or hurricane can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Recreational boaters and commercial vessels outside of the direct path of the storm are advised to be aware of weather conditions and to take appropriate precautions to stay safe.

People in distress should use 911 to request assistance whenever possible. Social media should not be used to report life-threatening distress due to limited resources to monitor the dozens of social media platforms during a hurricane or large-scale rescue event.

For information on hurricane status, please visit the National Hurricane Center's webpage.

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