GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION, INVEST 92-L UPDATE
GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
INVEST 92-L (Potential Tropical Cyclone Two)
July 10, 2019
Port Fourchon remains in 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 rain and elevated tide levels.
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. The next scheduled update will be tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m.
POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/10/2019 @ 4:00 PM):
- RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are possible through Monday, locally up to 18 inches.
- TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
- WINDS: Tropical storm force winds expected late Thursday into early Friday. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
- ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.
WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/10/2019 @ 4:00 PM):
- HURRICANE WATCH (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
- STORM SURGE WATCH (from Pearl River to Morgan City) until further notice.
- FLASH FLOOD WATCH (for Lafourche Parish) in effect through 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
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 monitor this potential disturbance and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.