Hurricane Michael Update #2

October 9, 2018
8:30 a.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase I: Storm Watch for Hurricane Michael. This means that GLPC is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. There are no watches or warnings for our area at this time. Michael’s greatest impacts are expected to be well to our east, with Tropical Storm Watches issued from the Mississippi Gulf Coast east of the Pearl River to the Florida panhandle.

A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for the local area through tonight, with some higher than average tides along the coast. This may push some water onto LA 1 south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow during high tide late this evening, but we expect roadways to remain passable. We will be monitoring water levels along the route to Port Fourchon. Please drive carefully and be mindful of your surroundings, especially overnight. There are no expected road closures at this time.

Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

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. There are no evacuation orders at this time.


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 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, and contact updating information.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.