GLPC Storm Watch: Update #4 (Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation)

Tropical Storm Cindy
June 20, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase II, which is Voluntary Evacuation. While this system is not predicted to make landfall in the Port Fourchon area, a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast and rising water levels in low-lying areas may overtop roadways.

The section of LA 1 south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow is currently open, but we are monitoring rising water levels that may impact the road condition for a short period of time tonight or early tomorrow. Please keep the potential for road closures in mind as you plan any travel below the lock.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway overnight, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.

Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. 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 daily 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 AND STORM INFO webpage at for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, a link to GLPC’s Crisis Communication System login page, and contact updating forms.

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