September 4 @ 6:00 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 12
GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
September 4, 2021
Port Fourchon remains in Recovery Phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and work is progressing to get the port back up and running.
There is a dusk to dawn curfew in place in Port Fourchon and Lafourche Parish, with no vehicular or marine traffic in port 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.
US Coast Guard is allowing conditional access to Port Fourchon waterways, including Belle Pass, with restrictions for daylight operations only. Vessels in port can maneuver in port waterways. Navigation through the main channel in Belle Pass is one lane only, with no meeting or overtaking in the channel.
CLICK HERE to view Marine Safety Information Bulletin MSIB 028-21 for details. Port waterways will not be full clearance until channel surveys have been completed and flagged obstructions have been removed.
Bayou Lafourche north of the port is closed to marine traffic, as are the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow.
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.
EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:
GLPC ‘s Emergency Storm Harbor Marina remains active for the commercial fishing vessels that sought safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Harbor Police continue to monitor marina activity.
Visit this link to view GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:
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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.