GLPC Storm Watch: Update #5 (Voluntary Evacuation Rescinded)

June 21, 2017
8:30 a.m.

The Port Commission is rescinding Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy and returning to Phase I: Storm Watch. All roads are open to vehicular traffic, and crews are clearing any debris gathered along roadways as waters recede. Please use caution and watch for crews, equipment, and debris along your route.

Tropical Storm Cindy will still bring rain bands and squalls in waves throughout the day. Expect heavy rainfall and the potential for flooding and isolated tornadoes.

Tides are holding steady at 1-3 feet above normal. High winds have peaked, but occasional gusts from 25 to 45 miles per hour will be a part of the storm’s effects.

The Lady of the Sea Medical Clinic – Fourchon is closed for business today and possibly tomorrow due to this week’s weather forecast.

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.