Oct. 29 @ 4:30 p.m. – Hurricane Zeta Recovery Phase, Update 8

Hurricane Zeta

Thursday, October 29, 2020
4:30 p.m.

Port Fourchon is in Recovery Phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta. Port personnel have been on the ground since first light and are actively working toward gaining access TO and WITHIN Port Fourchon, clearing storm debris and moving/marking downed power lines for safe passage. However, as afternoon fades, much work still remains to be done.

LA 1 is still currently closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. Road access will remain closed overnight to ensure the safety of first responders, utility workers, and the public, especially during the dark and potentially dangerous nighttime hours with mass power outages along the route to Port Fourchon. Port Fourchon Harbor Police remain on duty to monitor traffic and road conditions for public safety.

At 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, limited access will be granted to Port Fourchon tenant assessment teams only to assess facilities and assets. Standard reentry protocols will be followed and checkpoints may be staged along the route to ensure port security.

Please stay out of the area until you are given the all clear. Any non-essential travel below the floodgates is highly discouraged. Your presence may hamper recovery efforts to get Port Fourchon fully operational as quickly as possible.

US Coast Guard is allowing conditional access in Port Fourchon for daylight outbound traffic only, effective immediately. USCG Marine Safety Bulletin to be issued soon. Port waterways will not be full clearance until channel surveys have been completed to Coast Guard’s standards. We are working with them to get those surveys done as soon as possible, but that too may not occur until tomorrow.

In addition, Lafourche Parish Water District No. 1 has issued a boil water advisory for the area below the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. Read their Public Service Announcement No. 102920 HERE.


With the end of this storm, the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina has been deactivated and is being closed. All vessels in the marina must be cleared per ordinance guidelines.

Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:


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