Bracing for Impact: More on the heavy weather advisory in place for two of the largest ports in the nation

Two of the largest ports in the U.S. are bracing for significant weather in the coming days, from rain, snow and even tornadoes, and it could take another toll on agricultural shipping.

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to prepare for heavy surf, high winds and a lot of rain to the area. Right now, there is a flash flood warning in those locations. Those west coast ports are major parts of the U.S. agricultural supply chain. The coast guard warns the potential weather could cause delays.

This comes after a year full of disruptions from labor strikes to backlogs and at a time when the shipping industry is dealing with logistical challenges with both the Red Sea and Panama Canal.

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