August 27 @ 6:30 p.m. – Recovery Phase, Update 17

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Tropical Storm Laura

UPDATE #17
Thursday, August 27, 2020
6:30 p.m.

Effective immediately, Louisiana State Police have opened LA 1 below the floodgates to vehicular traffic. Please drive with caution when traveling recently cleared roadways through low-lying areas that may still have some tide-related debris.

Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution.

Law enforcement are still on scene to monitor the most impacted areas of the highway to protect the public’s safety.

Mariners, CLICK HERE to view the US Coast Guard’s Port Condition Marine Safety Information Bulletin for Port Fourchon, in which the Captain of the Port for MSU Houma/Morgan City declares the port open with restrictions.

All GLPC offices will resume normal operations effective 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • RAINFALL: Heavy rain still possible with lingering rain bands. Impacts will continue to ease through the night.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Minor coastal flooding possible around high tide tomorrow.
  • WINDS: Gusts of 20 to 30 mph possible through early evening.

 

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (Updated 8/27/2020 @ 4:00 PM):

  • COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY in effect through 9:00 a.m. tomorrow
  • WIND ADVISORY in effect through 7:00 p.m.
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect through 7:00 p.m.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

With the end of this storm, the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina has been deactivated and is being closed. All vessels in the marina must be cleared by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, August 28, per ordinance guidelines.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER 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.

 

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