Weather & Storm Information
Storm Season lasts from June 1 through November 30 of each year.
The 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 and 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, e-mails, faxes and/or text messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information.
Our Public Information Line, which is (985) 242-4959 or toll-free 1-866-600-7803, will be updated daily with current storm-related information.
Our Crisis Communication System, to which key personnel from all port and airport tenants are enrolled, will be activated during storm season, and the Crisis Communication Login button (on the top right of the Port Commission website) will be highlighted in red. Port tenants can check in using their RallyPoint Crisis Communication login via computer or by phone.
CLICK HERE for a Crisis Communication System login refresher.
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 NOTIFY ME at the top of this website to sign up for updates, or CLICK HERE for a printable Public Information Update form (for port users and the general public).
CLICK HERE for a Directory Listing Update form (for port/airport tenant companies).
CLICK HERE for an Emergency Notification Update form (for port/airport facilities’ FSOs only).
2016 ANNUAL HURRICANE MEETING PRESENTATION INFO:
CLICK HERE for the 2016 Hurricane Readiness Meeting Presentation.
CLICK HERE for 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 and federal highway road closures, sorted by parish, street, and troop, or call the LSP Road Closure Hotline at 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.