Weather & Storm Info
WEATHER NOTICE – SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED THURSDAY
April 17, 2019
GLPC is monitoring weather reports, as severe weather conditions are forecast for our area tomorrow. Port Fourchon businesses, South Lafourche Airport users, and local residents should be alert for updates and prepared for the possibility of adverse weather conditions that may affect travel routes. Please plan ahead to minimize potential impacts to your operations and be mindful of any loose materials or stockpiled items that could fly away or be damaged if our area is affected by severe weather.
PROJECTED EFFECTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA
- RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall is possible with a chance of hail
- TIDES: Normal
- WINDS: High winds are possible with a change of tornadic activity
- ROADWAYS: No closures expected at this time, but caution MUST be exercised especially if traveling across the elevated highway
PROJECTED EFFECTS IN THE SOUTH LAFOURCHE AIRPORT AREA
- Same effects are possible here as in the Port Fourchon area.
WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 4/16/2019 @ 4:00 PM)
- ENHANCED RISK (All of Lafourche Parish) in effect through tomorrow, with a chance of heavy rain, damaging winds, hail, and tornadic activity.
We will continue to monitor this potentially severe weather and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.
Storm Season lasts from June 1 through November 30 of each year.
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission understands that from the time a hurricane or tropical storm is projected to enter the gulf until facilities in the port are operational again, daily information on weather forecasts, preparation measures, evacuations called, etc. is imperative to businesses operating within and around Port Fourchon.
To keep our tenants and port/airport users informed, the Port Commission has instituted numerous ways to get up-to-date storm-related information as it pertains to Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport.
DURING A STORM THREAT:
The Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage will be updated regularly with current storm information.
If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for email notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.
CLICK HERE for a link to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Remaining In-Port Checklist (RIPC) form, which is part of the Coast Guard’s Hurricane Contingency Port Plan, to be completed if your vessel chooses to stay in port during a storm event.
CONTACT INFORMATION UPDATING FORMS:
It is important to make sure the Port Commission has current contact information for all businesses in Port Fourchon and at the South Lafourche Airport. Please use the following forms to update your contact info.
CLICK HERE for a Directory Listing Contact Info form (for port/airport tenant companies).
CLICK HERE for an Emergency Notification/FSO Contact Info form (for port/airport facilities’ FSOs only).
CLICK HERE for a Cybersecurity Contact Info form (for port/airport facilities’ CISOs only).
2018 HURRICANE MEETING PRESENTATION INFO:
CLICK HERE for the 2018 Hurricane Readiness Meeting Presentation.
CLICK HERE for a link to GLPC Ordinance No. 71 – Prohibiting Unmanned Vessels During Storms.
CLICK HERE for a link to GLPC Ordinance No. 74 – Storm Harbor Marina Use.
CLICK HERE for a link to GLPC’s Governing Documents webpage, which lists all GLPC ordinances.
CLICK HERE for a link to GLPC’s Storm Phases.
CLICK HERE for a link to the Lafourche Parish Reentry page.
CLICK HERE for a refresher on how to update your company’s Lafourche Parish Re-Entry information.
GENERAL WEATHER AND STORM PREP LINKS:
CLICK HERE for Port Fourchon’s Current Weather Conditions.
CLICK HERE for South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport’s Current Weather Conditions.
CLICK HERE for Lafourche Parish Government’s Office of Emergency Preparedness website, which includes storm recovery information for Lafourche Parish residents.
CLICK HERE to visit the South Lafourche Levee District website for information on South Lafourche levees, floodgates, and locks.
CLICK HERE for NOAA’s Port Fourchon Tides and Currents Webpage.
CLICK HERE for US Coast Guard Port Waterway Status, Safety Alerts, Notice to Mariners, & Marsec Level.
CLICK HERE for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, or call 225-925-7500.
CLICK HERE for Entergy’s website, which includes their “Storm Center” and an interactive map to view power outages in your area, or call 800-ENTERGY or 800-9OUTAGE.
CLICK HERE for Louisiana State Police information on state emergencies, including evacuations and road closures, or call the LSP Road Closure Hotline at 511 or 800-469-4828.
CLICK HERE for the National Hurricane Center Website.
CLICK HERE to see a wind speed and direction map of the United States that allows you to zoom in on specific areas.
CLICK HERE for FEMA’s emergency preparedness and recovery website.
CLICK HERE for information on FEMA individual federal and state disaster assistance for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance, or call 800-621-FEMA.
CLICK HERE for information on Small Business Administration federal low-interest disaster loans, or call 800-659-2955.
CLICK HERE to apply for FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance, or call 866-783-5567.
CLICK HERE to visit the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Website for information on Gulf of Mexico oil and gas industry operations during storms.
CLICK HERE for the American Red Cross.
CLICK HERE for the Salvation Army.