June 16 @ 9:00 a.m. – TD 1 Phase 1 Storm Watch, Update 1
GLPC PHASE I: STORM WATCH
Tropical Disturbance 1
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The Port Commission is keeping an eye on the development of a tropical disturbance which is anticipated to bring showers and thunderstorms to the Gulf Coast as it treks northward this week.
GLPC is moving to Storm Watch phase, which means that the Port Commission is monitoring the weather in the Gulf of Mexico for any signs of development or strengthening that may affect our area over the next several days. 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.
POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:
- There is still considerable uncertainty in the forecast. Impacts may vary widely depending upon eventual track, size, and speed of movement.
- RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall with 4-10 inches possible Friday through Sunday.
- TIDES/STORM SURGE: Elevated tides could lead to minimal coastal flooding in low-lying areas.
- WINDS: Moderate winds possible along the coast as the system approaches.
- ROADWAYS: No anticipated closures 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 during a weather event 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 & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.
We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.