GLPC Storm Watch: Update #6 (Voluntary Evacuation Reinstated)

Tropical Storm Cindy
June 21, 2017
3:00 p.m.

In an abundance of caution, the Port Commission is reinstating Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation status for Tropical Storm Cindy due to water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure as tides rise this evening. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow 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.

Tropical Storm Cindy is still expected to bring rain bands and squalls in waves through Thursday, with the potential for heavy rainfall, flash 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.

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.