GLPC STORM PHASE IV: MANDATORY EVACUATION, TS BARRY UPDATE 7
GLPC STORM PHASE IV: MANDATORY EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM BARRY
July 12, 2019
Port Fourchon is moving to Storm Phase IV, which is Mandatory Evacuation, as ordered by the Parish President. This means that all remaining personnel should evacuate the port.
Please secure hazards and clear non-essential equipment from facility grounds, prepare office areas to minimize water intrusion damage, secure buildings with storm shutters or plywood over windows and doors, secure fuel tanks and storage areas, shut off utilities (water, electricity, etc.) if possible, and remove all small craft that can be hauled or trailered from port facilities and waterways, well away from the effects of possible storm surge and high winds. Remember, all vessels remaining in port must be manned. No new mooring dolphin rentals will be accepted; any unleased dolphins will be considered first come, first served until the storm is over.
After the storm has passed and roadways are cleared for passage, the Port Commission will notify port businesses when limited or full access is given to tenants to return and assess any damage to facilities.
All GLPC offices are scheduled to close at 12:00 noon today.
*NOTE: The town of Grand Isle is currently under mandatory evacuation, effective Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA (Per National Weather Service update on 7/12/2019 @ 4:00 AM):
- RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches are possible, locally heavier in some areas. Heaviest rain likely to occur Friday night through Sunday morning.
- TIDES/STORM SURGE: Expected storm surge of 3-5 feet.
- WINDS: Tropical storm force winds today. Isolated tornadoes may be possible.
- ROADWAYS: No closures in effect at this time.
WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 7/11/2019 @ 2:00 PM):
- TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast)in effect.
- STORM SURGE WARNING (for Louisiana coast)in effect.
- HURRICANE WARNING in effect.
- FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.
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.