Oct. 26 @ 8:15 a.m. – TS Zeta Phase 1 Storm Watch, Update 1

Tropical Storm Zeta

Monday, October 26, 2020
8:15 a.m.

The Port Commission is keeping an eye on the development of Tropical Storm Zeta, which is forecast to approach the northern Gulf of Mexico region 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. Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary.

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 is still considerable uncertainty in the forecast. Impacts may vary widely depending upon Zeta’s eventual track and intensity.
  • RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall with 2-6 inches forecast Tuesday into Wednesday; possible flash flooding.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Elevated tides could lead to coastal flooding.
  • WINDS: Strong winds to damaging winds possible along the coast by Wednesday.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures 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 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.