June 4 @ 12:30 p.m. – Cristobal Storm Watch, Update 1

GLPC Phase 1: Storm Watch
Tropical Storm Cristobal

UPDATE #1
Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:30 p.m.

The Port Commission is keeping an eye on the development of Tropical Storm Cristobal.

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 our area 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. Impacts are anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels. Our main area of concern will be Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates in Golden Meadow and Elevated Hwy 1 in Leeville.

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.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA

  • Confidence on storm strength and movement remains LOW at this time.
  • RAINFALL: Potential for heavy rainfall up to 10 inches of rain, especially over the weekend into early next week.
  • TIDES: Higher than normal tides and coastal flooding possible through the weekend into next week.
  • WINDS: Gusty winds possible, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures at this time, but the potential is there.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC is opening the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina by end of day to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.

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.

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

 

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