Florida Government Agencies

Announcements courtesy of the FCBF

Florida Government Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Temporary Closure of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wildlife Inspection Office due to Hurricane Irma

Tropical storms are expected to hit the Miami area as early as Friday, Therefore theU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Miami Wildlife Inspection Office located at 3701 N.W.82nd Ave., Unit #1 Doral, FL 33166 will be closed on Thursday September 7, 2017 and Friday September 8, 2017 until Sunday September 10, 2017. We are planning to reopen on Monday September 11, 2017, which is subject to change based on storm conditions and potential operational damage to our office.

For any PERISHABLE shipments that require immediate assistance please call the duty cell phone at (305) 632-4824. Thank you.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Doral, FL



As we prepare for the potential of Irma making landfall or coming in close proximity to the Florida peninsula I’m sharing the following FDA information on how to be prepared and know the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage.

FDA recommendations

Additional Resources on how to take precautions ensuring the safety of medical devices, insulin storage/switching, medications, pets and others.

Announcements on Ports in Florida

Port Everglades is Monitoring Hurricane Irma and Making Preparations
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has notified Port Everglades that Port Condition WHISKEY will be set for Hurricane Irma as of Wednesday, September 6 at 8 AM with the onset of sustained gale force winds (39 – 54 mph) predicted within 72 hours. Click Here to Read More
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Canaveral Port Authority
Based on current information, we anticipate closing the park and campground in preparation for the storm on Thursday, September 7th. Please be prepared to exit by Noon. Any remaining days will be rescheduled or refunded. We will reopen the campground when the storm has passed and it is safe to reenter. Please follow our website, and our Facebook page for further updates.

Jacksonville Port Authority
JAXPORT is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path and any potential impacts the storm could have on Jacksonville. We will provide updates regarding JAXPORT’s operating conditions here on our social media channels, as well as on

Port Manatee
Port staff will remain in contact with Manatee County Emergency Management and the U.S. Coast Guard as the storm approaches. All port tenants and terminal operators should review their hurricane plans and begin storm preparations.

Port Community Information Bulletin

Port Miami
At this time, Miami-Dade County is monitoring Hurricane Irma. Please visit our Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Port of Palm Beach
Due to the possibility of gale force winds (39 to 54 mph) entering South Florida within 72 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) ordered Port Condition Whiskey to be set at the Port of Palm Beach as of 8:00 am ET on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The Port and its tenants and users are currently making preparations for Hurricane Irma’s arrival, in full accordance with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Information Bulletin posted below. Operations at the Port are not prohibited or restricted at this time. Click Here to Read More

Tropical Shipping Activates Hurricane Central
Please be advised that we have activated our Hurricane Central. During the hurricane season, teams of Tropical’s employees are ready, both on the ground and in our corporate offices, to assist businesses, individuals and governments in The Caribbean and The Bahamas to secure emergency relief supplies. Our focus is on the safety of all individuals and facilitating the continuity of business following any disaster.

Condition WHISKEY preparations to be addressed and completed are:

  • Take due diligence to prepare for potential storm impacts.
  • Begin removing all debris and secure potential flying hazards.
  • Implement Container stacking plans. Reduce stacking height to no more than four high and no more than two high for hazardous materials.
  • Facilities that are unable to meet these requirements due to space constraints must submit a container stacking protocol to the Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami for approval at 305-535-4472.
  • Oceangoing vessels moored or at anchor should be prepared to get underway.
  • Hazardous materials should be removed from areas prone to flooding.