Several Flordia ports have raised conditions as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

The US Coast Guard said Wednesday afternoon that Port Canaveral and the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee are in condition Whiskey, meaning the ports will stay open, but ships must report whether they are staying or going.

Whiskey is the lowest of the Coast Guard's four port conditions and anticipated gale force winds to hit the area within the next 72 hours.