Oct. 30 @ 2:15 p.m. – Hurricane Zeta Recovery Phase, Update 10

Hurricane Zeta

Friday, October 30, 2020
2:15 p.m.

Port Fourchon remains in Recovery Phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, and access to the port remains limited. Tenant assessment teams, utility workers, waterway surveyors, and port personnel are working hard to get us back to business, and they have made significant enough progress to allow for a limited, restricted vessel crew change this afternoon.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Crew change is for VESSEL PERSONNEL ONLY.
  • DAYLIGHT TRAVEL ONLY for both vehicular and marine traffic. US Coast Guard has loosened restrictions on vessel traffic to include both outbound and inbound movement. See details below.
  • NO DELIVERIES OF ANY KIND on port roadways. That includes everything from groceries and supplies to generators to heavy equipment. Hazardous conditions like low-hanging and downed power lines, utilities damage, and large-scale storm debris are still being addressed along routes to and within Port Fourchon.
  • PORT FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED FOR BUSINESS TODAY. No tenant company should be sending employees back to work in Port Fourchon today. Let the assessment teams and utility workers do their work so we can prepare to get facilities back up and running safely. Entry for tenant facility employees will be allowed beginning tomorrow morning, with travel restricted to passenger vehicles only due to low-hanging power lines (no delivery trucks, 18-wheelers, or large equipment).
  • ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please drive cautiously and be alert for whatever storm damage you may encounter. Roadways, parking areas, and facility yards are strewn with storm debris. Power is still out. Water is not potable without boiling first.


Port Fourchon Harbor Police remain on duty to monitor traffic and road conditions for public safety, and Harbor Police has a checkpoint staged on Hwy. 3090 to ensure port security and enforce limited entry.

US Coast Guard has revised the conditional access in Port Fourchon to allow both inbound and outbound vessel traffic, but all traffic remains restricted to daylight travel only. See the latest USCG Marine Safety Bulletin HERE.

The Lafourche Parish Water District’s boil water advisory for the area below the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow remains in effect. 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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