October 5 @ 8:45 a.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 24
GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
October 5, 2021
Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we make continual progress.
- DEBRIS: The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has been granted approval for a ONE-TIME PICKUP of large-scale debris for Fourchon facilities on port property. Port businesses may begin stacking storm debris along public rights-of-way or alongside facility entrances with the following guidelines:
- When placing storm debris, ensure contractors have clear, safe road access to load debris
- Separate debris into three piles:
- Marsh vegetation/grass
- Construction and demolition material
- NOTE: No white goods (i.e., appliances) will be removed as part of this pickup. You are responsible for disposing of your facility’s white goods.
- DO NOT place debris:
- Directly under power lines or blocking utility restoration access
- In ditches
- Near water meters
- Near fire hydrants
- Please place all debris by next Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Removal is scheduled to start Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The remainder of your facility’s debris is thereafter your responsibility.
- NOTICE: This is for port businesses within the Port Fourchon footprint only and does not include camps or residences.
- POWER AT PORT: Entergy continues working toward power restoration in Port Fourchon, however, issues with repairing transmission lines have caused some delays. As crews make progress in getting port facilities back online safely, tenant companies can expect to be in contact with Entergy for exchange of additional account information.
ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN
- ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon.
- PORT WATERWAYS: Both Belle Pass and Port Fourchon waterways are open for 24/7 operations.
- BAYOU LAFOURCHE: The Bayou Lafourche channel south of the Intracoastal Canal is now open to vessel traffic. Mariners are advised to use caution between there and Leeville due to multiple dive teams working in various sections of the waterway. See US Coast Guard MSIB 037-21 for navigation information regarding safe passage near divers.
- TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.
STORM RECOVERY INFORMATION:
- WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District has restored water supply to Port Fourchon. A boil water advisory remains in place for all areas south of the Golden Meadow floodgates.
- COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored.
- EMERGENCY SERVICES: Operational in Port Fourchon.
- COMMERCIAL FUEL: Available at multiple operational tenant sites in Fourchon, including Stone Fuel, C-Port Stone, Martin 16, and Harvey Fuel.
- FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
- GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: We’ve moved! Temporarily. Due to storm damage to our GLPC Admin office building at 16829 East Main Street, we have relocated to the newly acquired building directly behind GLPC Admin. Our temporary physical address is 131 East 91st Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. Our phone numbers remain the same.
Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.