From NC Ports:
The Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City continue working to secure the terminals in preparation for Tropical Storm Hanna, while performing normal business operations.
As of noon Friday, September 5, both Ports will be closed to commercial traffic and all nonessential Ports Authority employees will be sent home. Gale force winds are forecast to arrive at Frying Pan Shoals around 2 p.m. Friday. We anticipate that the terminals will be completely buttoned up by 3 p.m. Friday, with a skeleton crew remaining on site for the duration of the storm.
As we monitor conditions throughout the day, our operating schedule may change as the circumstances warrant.
Current information on the status of port operations and other adverse weather information can be found on the Ports Authority web site, www.ncports.com. Click on the red Emergency Info button in the upper left corner of any page.