Tropical Storm Michael Update #1

October 8, 2018
8:30 a.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase I: Storm Watch for Tropical Storm Michael. This means that GLPC is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. There are no watches in effect for our area at this time.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Mississippi/Alabama border. Greatest impacts are expected to be east of the local area, with some higher than average tides along the coast.

There are no watches in effect for our coastal waters either, but if there are any westward adjustments to the storm track, they may be issued at some point. Port Fourchon businesses and coastal residents should be alert, but not alarmed, and monitor communications for updates and warnings.

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 are no evacuation orders 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 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 for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating information.

We will continue to evaluate the threat this weather poses and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues.