GLPC Storm Watch: Update #1
GLPC STORM WATCH: POTENTIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN THE GULF
June 19, 2017
The Port Commission is keeping an eye on the potential for tropical weather development in the Gulf.
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 the Gulf Coast 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, and little to no impacts are anticipated for the Louisiana coast aside from heavy rain and slightly elevated tide levels. Even so, 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 portfourchon.com 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.