Port Arthur, Florida — Lowes Port Aurora is a small port that has been under a state of emergency since the Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S. on October 29, 2012.
But the hurricane has turned the small port into a port of last resort.
A number of ports are shutting down in Florida, including the Port Arthur port, which was opened to traffic on September 14, 2012, but it closed down in October.
On Friday, the Port Aurora Port Authority issued an emergency shutdown order.
It stated that all ports in Florida must shut down by 12:01 a.m. on Friday and said the closure will affect the following ports: All ports in Orange County.
All ports at Port Arthur and Port Arthur State Parks.
All port terminals.
The port authority said it is advising residents of Port Arthur to stay at home until further notice.
The state has set up a website to provide information about how to stay in touch with local officials.
The storm caused extensive damage in the U,S., but the state is now beginning to rebuild.