GLPC Storm Watch: Update #2

June 20, 2017
8:30 a.m.

A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch are in effect for much of the Southeastern Louisiana coast. The Port Commission remains in Storm Watch phase and is keeping an eye on the tropical weather development in the Gulf.

Anticipated impacts in the Port Fourchon area are heavy rainfall and slightly elevated tide levels. The current tide level is 1.5 feet at Nerby Collins Marina, which is a little above normal, and water is not a threat at this time. The National Weather Service is forecasting 4-8 inches of rain, and tides could rise 1-3 feet above normal.

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.