Tropical Storm Gordon: Update #5
GLPC STORM PHASE II: VOLUNTARY EVACUATION
TROPICAL STORM GORDON
September 4, 2018
Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase II: Voluntary Evacuation due to anticipation of water encroaching on the low-lying area of LA 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville over the next few days. While Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane before landfall, impacts to our area are expected to be minimal and indirect.
Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this may potentially transition to road closure if tides rise sometime late Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning. Please keep this in mind as you plan any travel below the Golden Meadow lock.
Port Fourchon Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.
Tropical Storm Gordon is still expected to bring rain bands, high tides, and some minimal wind gusts with the potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Businesses and coastal residents should be alert for new updates and warnings and need to be prepared to take quick action if necessary. 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.
NOTE: 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. Visit this link to view the GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use: http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
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We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.