Weather & Storm Information

Weather Updates: Tropical Storm Cindy

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #1

GLPC STORM WATCH: POTENTIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN THE GULF
UPDATE #1
June 19, 2017
4:00 p.m.

The Port Commission is keeping an eye on the potential for tropical weather development in the Gulf.

GLPC is moving to Storm Watch phase, which means that the Port Commission is monitoring the weather in the Gulf of Mexico for any signs of development or strengthening that may affect the Gulf Coast over the next several days. Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary.

There are no evacuation orders at this time, and little to no impacts are anticipated for the Louisiana coast aside from heavy rain and slightly elevated tide levels. Even so, please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #2

GLPC STORM WATCH: POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE
UPDATE #2
June 20, 2017
8:30 a.m.

A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast. The Port Commission remains in Storm Watch phase and is keeping an eye on the tropical weather development in the Gulf.

Anticipated impacts in the Port Fourchon area are heavy rainfall and slightly elevated tide levels. The current tide level is 1.5 feet at Nerby Collins Marina, which is a little above normal, and water is not a threat at this time. The National Weather Service is forecasting 4-8 inches of rain, and tides could rise 1-3 feet above normal.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #3

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL STORM CINDY
UPDATE #3
June 20, 2017
3:00 p.m.

A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast as the tropical system has developed enough to be given the name of Tropical Storm Cindy. The Port Commission remains in Storm Watch phase and is keeping an eye on TS Cindy’s development.

Anticipated impacts in the Port Fourchon area are heavy rainfall and slightly elevated tide levels. The current tide level is 1.5 feet at Nerby Collins Marina, which is a little above normal, and water is not a threat at this time. The National Weather Service is forecasting 4-8 inches of rain, and tides could rise 1-3 feet above normal. Winds are not projected to get above 45 miles per hour.

The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon will be closed for business Wednesday and possibly Thursday due to this week’s weather forecast.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #4 (Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation)

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Tropical Storm Cindy
UPDATE #4
June 20, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase II, which is Voluntary Evacuation. While this system is not predicted to make landfall in the Port Fourchon area, a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast and rising water levels in low-lying areas may overtop roadways.

The section of LA 1 south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow is currently open, but we are monitoring rising water levels that may impact the road condition for a short period of time tonight or early tomorrow. Please keep the potential for road closures in mind as you plan any travel below the lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway overnight, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #5 (Voluntary Evacuation Rescinded)

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL STORM CINDY
UPDATE #5
June 21, 2017
8:30 a.m.

The Port Commission is rescinding Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to Phase I: Storm Watch. All roads are open to vehicular traffic, and crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways as waters recede. Please use caution and watch for crews, equipment, and debris along your route.

Tropical Storm Cindy will still bring rain bands and squalls in waves throughout the day. Expect heavy rainfall and the potential for flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Tides are holding steady at 1-3 feet above normal. High winds have peaked, but occasional gusts from 25 to 45 miles per hour will be a part of the storm’s effects.

The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon is closed for business today and possibly tomorrow due to this week’s weather forecast.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #6 (Voluntary Evacuation Reinstated)

GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Tropical Storm Cindy
UPDATE #6
June 21, 2017
3:00 p.m.

In an abundance of caution, the Port Commission is reinstating Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy due to water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure as tides rise this evening. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway overnight, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Tropical Storm Cindy is still expected to bring rain bands and squalls in waves through Thursday, with the potential for heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and isolated tornadoes.

Tides are holding steady at 1-3 feet above normal. High winds have peaked, but occasional gusts from 25 to 45 miles per hour will be a part of the storm’s effects.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #7 (Voluntary Evacuation Rescinded)

GLPC STORM WATCH: TROPICAL STORM CINDY
UPDATE #7
June 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.

The Port Commission is rescinding Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to Phase I: Storm Watch. We are remaining in Storm Watch phase to monitor water levels along roadways, as high tide today is around noon and water levels may continue to rise.

All roads are open to vehicular traffic, including LA 1 from Golden Meadow to Grand Isle, and crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways from storm waters. Please use caution and watch for crews, equipment, and debris along your route.

Cindy has made landfall in southwest Louisiana, and the Tropical Storm Warning is no longer in effect. We are still under a Flash Flood Watch through this evening, especially in coastal areas. The storm’s associated Tornado Watch ends at 1:00 p.m. today.

The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon is closed for business today.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. Please review your facility’s hurricane plan, be thoughtful of stockpiling any loose material or excess items that could fly away or be damaged if Port Fourchon is affected by a storm, and make sure the Port Commission has your facility’s updated contact information so that you can receive timely storm-related information.

If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent daily with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

GLPC Storm Watch: Update #8 (Final TS Cindy Update)

GLPC STORM WATCH: FINAL TROPICAL STORM CINDY UPDATE
UPDATE #8
June 22, 2017
2:00 p.m.

The Port Commission is ending all GLPC Storm Phases for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to normal operations.

All roads are open to vehicular traffic, including LA 1 from Golden Meadow to Grand Isle, and any water still encroaching on roadways is dropping quickly. Crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways as waters recede, so please use caution, drive safely, and watch for crews, equipment, and debris along your route.

The Tropical Storm Warning and Tornado Watch associated with Tropical Storm Cindy have ended. Some winds and rain may linger through this evening, especially in coastal areas, but with minimal impact.

Feel free to visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

As always, we will continue to keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.

Thank you for staying informed with us through this weather event.

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. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.

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 Crisis Communication System sign-up form (for port/airport tenants only). Email completed forms to info@portfourchon.com or fax to (985) 632-6703.

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).

2017 ANNUAL HURRICANE MEETING PRESENTATION INFO:

CLICK HERE for the 2017 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:

Local 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.

Statewide Links:

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.

Nationwide Links:

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.

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