June 17 @ 6:30 p.m. – TC3 Phase 2 Voluntary Evacuation, Update 3
GLPC PHASE 2: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Potential Tropical Cyclone Three
Thursday, June 17, 2021
The Port Commission is monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone Three developing in the Gulf of Mexico. Potential Tropical Cyclone Three has organized a tad this afternoon with the main threat continuing to be the possibility of the system bringing a great deal of rain to the area over the next few 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 a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast. Impacts may vary widely depending upon eventual track, size, and speed of movement.
- RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall totals of 4-10 inches likely Friday through Sunday.
- TIDES/STORM SURGE: Elevated tides of 1-3 feet could lead to coastal flooding in low-lying areas.
- WINDS: Port Fourchon is currently under Tropical Storm Warning with 35-45 mph winds possible Friday through the weekend.
- ROADWAYS: No anticipated closures at this time
EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
GLPC is opening the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.
Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
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.