August 26 @ 10:00 a.m. – Ida Phase 1 Storm Watch, Update 1

Tropical Depression Nine

Thursday, August 26, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase I: Storm Watch, which means that GLPC is monitoring the development of tropical weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a 90% chance that this weather system will develop into a tropical cyclone.

This system has the potential to bring dangerous impacts from storm surge, wind, and heavy rainfall to portions of the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle by Sunday and Monday.

Since this system has not yet officially developed, forecast impacts and path are uncertain. There are currently no watches or warnings in effect for our area, but they will likely be issued within the next 24-48 hours as this weather is moving in swiftly.

Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

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 out regularly during a weather event 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 & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.

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