Weather & Storm Info
Storm season lasts from June 1 through November 30 of each year.
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission understands that from the time a hurricane or tropical storm is projected to enter the gulf until facilities in the port are operational again, daily information on weather forecasts, preparation measures, evacuations called, etc. is imperative to businesses operating within and around Port Fourchon.
To keep our tenants and port/airport users informed, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission has instituted numerous ways to get up-to-date storm-related information as it pertains to Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport.
DURING A STORM THREAT:
The Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage will be updated regularly with current storm information.
If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, messages will be sent regularly with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for email notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.
CLICK HERE for a link to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Remaining In-Port Checklist (RIPC) form, which is part of the Coast Guard’s Hurricane Contingency Port Plan, to be completed if your vessel chooses to stay in port during a storm event.
CLICK HERE to see past GLPC storm watch updates and information.
2023 HURRICANE SEASON INFO:
CLICK HERE for a link to the 2023 GLPC Hurricane Readiness Meeting Presentation
CLICK HERE for a link to GLPC’s Storm Phases.
CLICK HERE for a link to GLPC’s Governing Documents webpage, which lists all GLPC ordinances.
- GLPC Ordinance No. 71 – Prohibiting Unmanned Vessels During Storms.
- GLPC Ordinance No. 74 – Storm Harbor Marina Use.
CLICK HERE for a link to the Lafourche Parish Re-Entry website.
CONTACT INFORMATION UPDATING FORMS:
It is important to make sure the Port Commission has current contact information for all businesses in Port Fourchon and at the South Lafourche Airport. Please use the following forms to update your contact info.
CLICK HERE for a Directory Listing Contact Info form (for port/airport tenant companies).
CLICK HERE for an Emergency Notification/FSO Contact Info form (for port/airport facilities’ FSOs only).
CLICK HERE for a Cybersecurity Contact Info form (for port/airport facilities’ CISOs only).
GENERAL WEATHER AND STORM PREP LINKS:
CLICK HERE for Lafourche Parish Government’s Emergency Information webpage, which includes storm recovery information for Lafourche Parish residents.
CLICK HERE to visit the South Lafourche Levee District website for information on South Lafourche levees, floodgates, and locks.
CLICK HERE for NOAA’s Port Fourchon Tide Station # 8762075 data.
CLICK HERE for NOAA’s Port Fourchon PORTS Station.
CLICK HERE for the National Hurricane Center’s 5-Day Tropical Weather Outlook.
CLICK HERE for the LADOTD Severe Weather Watches and Warnings Story Map.
CLICK HERE for NOAA’s Northern Gulf of Mexico Operational Forecast System (NGOFS)
CLICK HERE for US Coast Guard’s Homeport webpage for Port Fourchon, including Port Waterway Status, Safety Alerts, Notices to Mariners, & Marsec Level.
CLICK HERE for US Coast Guard’s general information for mariners.
CLICK HERE for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, or call 225-925-7500.
CLICK HERE for Entergy’s website, which includes their “Storm Center” and an interactive map to view power outages in your area, or call 800-ENTERGY or 800-9OUTAGE.
CLICK HERE for Louisiana State Police information on state emergencies, including evacuations and road closures, or call the LSP Road Closure Hotline at 511 or 800-469-4828.
CLICK HERE for the National Hurricane Center website.
CLICK HERE for Inside the Eye, the official blog of the National Hurricane Center
CLICK HERE to see a wind speed and direction map of the United States that allows you to zoom in on specific areas.
CLICK HERE to access post-storm NOAA Emergency Response imagery.
CLICK HERE for FEMA’s emergency preparedness and recovery website.
CLICK HERE for information on FEMA individual federal and state disaster assistance for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance, or call 800-621-FEMA.
CLICK HERE to apply for FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance, or call 866-783-5567.
CLICK HERE for information on Small Business Administration federal low-interest disaster loans, or call 800-659-2955.
CLICK HERE to visit the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement website for information on Gulf of Mexico energy industry operations during storms.
CLICK HERE for the American Red Cross.
CLICK HERE for the Salvation Army.