September 27 @ 1:45 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 21
GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
September 27, 2021
Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we make continual progress.
- POWER AT PORT: Entergy is working with port tenant companies this week to bring their facilities back online safely.
- POWER AT AIRPORT: The South Lafourche Airport in Galliano is back online with Entergy, including airfield and operations, as of Saturday, September 25.
- BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Per US Coast Guard MSIB 035-21, Bayou Lafourche remains closed to marine traffic north of Leeville, including the area between the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. The Corps is asking vessel operators to comply with this guidance. This is in the interests of safety as multiple salvage crews, crane barges, divers, emergency response teams, and survey crews work from north and south clearing out the sunken vessels and obstructions located in and along the navigable channel. They are making multiple passes, so areas that may appear clear may not actually be so. In the meantime, we ask that all vessels remain clear of salvage work areas until they are officially declared open. If there is an urgent need to transit this area, all waterway users are directed to contact the US Coast Guard by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Sector New Orleans Command Center at 504-365-2544.
ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN
- ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
- PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition: Normal with Restrictions. Both Belle Pass and Port Fourchon waterways are open for 24/7 operations.
- 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.
- DEBRIS: Port businesses are asked to continue stacking storm debris within the footprints of their facilities so as not to impede access by utility workers getting services restored in port. While there is no debris staging area in port, the port commission is making arrangements for a ONE TIME PASS for large-scale debris pickup once utility work is done and public rights-of-way are cleared for use. Stay tuned for an update sharing details. We will give port tenants time to collect their debris and move it to the roadside ahead of the debris pickup date. The remainder of your facility’s debris is thereafter your responsibility. Please do NOT place debris along the side of the roadway until you are cleared to do so.
- WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District has restored water supply to Port Fourchon. Please report any outages or possible leaks to the Water District at 985-532-6924.
- COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored.
- COMMERCIAL FUEL: Stone Fuel, C-Port Stone, Martin 16, and Harvey Fuel are all operational.
- FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
- EMERGENCY SERVICES: Fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.
- SOUTH LAFOURCHE FLOODGATE/LOCK OPERATIONS: The South Lafourche Levee District has resumed its regularly scheduled openings. Visit www.slld.org for more information.
- 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.