June 18 @ 4:30 p.m. – TC3 Phase 2 Voluntary Evacuation, Update 5
GLPC PHASE 2: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
Potential Tropical Cyclone Three
Friday, June 18, 2021
Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase 2: Voluntary Evacuation as bands of rain move into the port. While “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three” is disorganized and has yet to drop the “potential,” it is still forecast to become a tropical storm before landfall tonight/early tomorrow morning.
There are no road closures at this time. Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available. 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:
- This weather system remains disorganized in the central Gulf. Forecast confidence is moderate.
- RAINFALL: Rainfall of 3-6 inches with isolated higher amounts possible.
- TIDES/STORM SURGE: Elevated tides of 1-3 feet could lead to minor coastal flooding, with peak water levels later this evening.
- WINDS: Tropical storm force winds, mainly in gusts, expected this evening into early tomorrow morning.
- ROADWAYS: No anticipated closures at this time, but this may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise and overtop the roadway between Golden Meadow and Leeville. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock. **The highest potential for road closure would be in the late night to early morning hours Friday night/Saturday morning based on National Weather Service Guidance**
WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Update 6/18/2021 @ 2:00 PM):
- TROPICAL STORM WARNING (for Louisiana coast) in effect.
- COASTAL FLOOD WARNING in effect.
- FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect from 1:00 PM today through 7:00 AM Sunday.
EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina 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.