Tropical Storm Gordon Update #2
GLPC STORM PHASE I: STORM WATCH
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
September 3, 2018
The Port Commission is monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon entering the Gulf of Mexico.
GLPC is moving to Storm Phase 1, which means that the Port Commission is monitoring the weather in the Gulf of Mexico for further development or strengthening that may affect the Gulf Coast 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.
GLPC has opened the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina to commercial fishing vessels seeking safe harbor within the South Lafourche Levee System. Utilization of this marina will be on a first come, first served basis. Harbor Police will be on scene to monitor marina activity.
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 daily 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 AND STORM INFO webpage at portfourchon.com for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information, and resources.
We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.