Hurricane Michael Update #3
GLPC STORM WATCH
October 9, 2018
Port Fourchon remains in Storm Watch phase while Hurricane Michael affects weather conditions along the Gulf Coast. 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.
The Port Commission is closely monitoring conditions along the route to Port Fourchon, especially the stretch of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Water levels have dropped since early morning high tide, but conditions may deteriorate as Hurricane Michael and high tide approach tonight.
There are no expected road closures at this time, but a Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for the local area through tonight and there is potential for water to rise along low-lying areas of LA 1. Louisiana State Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and GLPC Harbor Police will be onsite throughout the night to monitor the situation and maintain safety. Please drive carefully and be mindful of your surroundings, especially overnight.
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.
NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER 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 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.
We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.