Sept. 12 @ 10:00 a.m. – TD 19 Phase 1 Storm Watch, Update 1

Tropical Depression 19

Saturday, September 12, 2020
10:00 a.m.

The Port Commission is keeping an eye on the development of Tropical Depression 19, which is forecast to approach the northern Gulf of Mexico early next 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.

There are no evacuation orders at this time. Impacts are anticipated to be heavy rain and elevated tide levels.  Our main area of concern will be Hwy 1 between Leon Theriot Flood Gates in Golden Meadow and Elevated Hwy 1 in Leeville.

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 higher than normal uncertainty in the forecast.
  • RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 2 to 6 inches are forecast through Tuesday, with locally higher amounts possible.
  • TIDES: Elevated tides could affect portions of the area. Storm surge could begin as early as Monday morning.
  • WINDS: Strong winds possible starting sometime on Monday, depending on the eventual track, size, and strength of the system.
  • 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.