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Press Release | Aug. 28, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard establishes Area Command Post ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia

JIC Number: 954-546-4979 / JIC Email:

MIAMI — The Seventh Coast Guard District has established an Area Command Post in advance of Tropical Storm Idalia, Monday, at Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa Locka, Florida. 

For information and interviews relating to the Coast Guard's preparations and response to Tropical Storm Idalia, please contact the Joint Information Center at 954-546-4979 or by email at

Updated Port Condition changes by the Captain of the Port will be available on the Homeport website and announced on official unit social media pages throughout the Seventh District. Check below for your local Coast Guard Sector page: 

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston 

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville 

U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg 

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami 

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West 

U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan 

To report marine distress or emergencies, please dial 911 or call the Coast Guard on VHF marine radio Channel 16. Social media is not monitored 24/7 and should never be used to report life-threatening distress or law enforcement emergencies.

Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to build in strength and severity and impact western Florida as a hurricane. Refer to the National Hurricane Center’s website for the most updated storm developments and forecasted impacts.

Imagery of the Coast Guard’s storm preparations and response efforts will be posted to our social media and Defense Visual Information Distribution Service Hub (DVIDS). Review our 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season announcement press release for safety and preparedness messages. Press releases will be posted to the D7 News Room.

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