June 5 @ 8:00 a.m. – Cristobal Voluntary Evacuation, Update 2
GLPC STORM PHASE 2: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Tropical Depression Cristobal
Friday, June 5, 2020
Port Fourchon is moving to Storm Phase II, which is Voluntary Evacuation. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 72 hours. Impacts are anticipated to be heavy rainfall and minor to moderate coastal flooding.
Please begin securing or moving equipment out of port and determine the intentions and/or special needs of all vessels and personnel at your facilities in the port.
Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise and overtop the roadway between Golden Meadow and Leeville. 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, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.
POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA
- 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 mild to moderate coastal flooding possible, with dangerous marine conditions expected Saturday into early next week.
- WINDS: Tropical storm force winds expected sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday.
- ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time, but the potential is there.
EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina 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:
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.