Weather & Storm Info


2021 Hurricane Ida

August 26 @ 10:00 a.m. – Ida Phase 1 Storm Watch, Update 1

GLPC PHASE I: STORM WATCH
Tropical Depression Nine

UPDATE #1
Thursday, August 26, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase I: Storm Watch, which means that GLPC is monitoring the development of tropical weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a 90% chance that this weather system will develop into a tropical cyclone.

This system has the potential to bring dangerous impacts from storm surge, wind, and heavy rainfall to portions of the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle by Sunday and Monday.

Since this system has not yet officially developed, forecast impacts and path are uncertain. There are currently no watches or warnings in effect for our area, but they will likely be issued within the next 24-48 hours as this weather is moving in swiftly.

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.
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

August 26 @ 4:30 p.m. – Ida Phase 1 Storm Watch, Update 2

GLPC PHASE I: STORM WATCH
Tropical Storm Ida

UPDATE #2
Thursday, August 26, 2021
4:30 p.m.

The Port Commission is monitoring Tropical Storm Ida as it develops and enters the Gulf of Mexico. This weather system is forecast to strengthen before entering the Southeastern Gulf late Friday or early Saturday.

The path and impacts of Ida remain uncertain, but the potential for serious weather affecting Louisiana is increasing rapidly. Tropical storm force winds could impact our area any time from late Saturday evening to early Sunday morning.

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.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • There is still a great deal of uncertainty in the forecast. Impacts may vary widely depending upon eventual track, strength, size, and speed of movement. Moderate confidence on track and intensity.
  • RAINFALL: Expected rainfall totals of 4-6 inches from 7:00 a.m. Sunday through 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Potential risk of 4-6 feet in coastal areas outside of the levee system. Rising tides due to storm surge could begin as early as Saturday.
  • WINDS: 80% to 90% probability of tropical storm-force winds along coastal southeastern Louisiana, with 20% to 30% probability of hurricane-force winds.
  • ROADWAYS: No anticipated closures at this time.
  • WATCHES & WARNINGS: There are currently no watches or warnings in effect for our area, but they will likely be issued within the next 24-48 hours as the storm moves in.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

GLPC is opening the Emergency Storm Harbor Marina at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 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 GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

August 27 @ 8:30 a.m. – Ida Phase 3 Recommended Evacuation, Update 3

GLPC STORM PHASE 3: RECOMMENDED EVACUATION
Tropical Storm Ida
UPDATE #3
August 27, 2021
8:30 a.m.
 

The Port Commission is moving Port Fourchon to Storm Phase 3: Recommended Evacuation as Tropical Storm Ida moves into the Gulf of Mexico. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 50 hours or less.

Ida is anticipated to make landfall on Sunday as a major hurricane, with direct impacts to the South Louisiana coast. Due to the swift development of Ida, we ask that port tenants and users be alert for updates and prepared for things to change or progress quickly.

Non-essential personnel should evacuate the port. Please secure hazards and clear non-essential equipment from facility grounds, prepare office areas to minimize water intrusion damage, secure buildings with storm shutters or plywood over windows and doors, secure fuel tanks and storage areas, and remove all small craft that can be hauled or trailered from port facilities and waterways, well away from the effects of possible storm surge and high winds. Remember, all vessels remaining in port must be manned. No new mooring dolphin rentals will be accepted once Phase 3 has been activated; any unleased dolphins will be considered first come, first served until the storm is over.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • There is still uncertainty in the forecast. Impacts may vary depending upon eventual track, strength, and speed of movement.
  • RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall totaling 8-16 inches with some isolated higher amounts possible.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Potential risk of 7-11 feet in coastal areas outside of the levee system. Rising tides due to storm surge could begin as early as Saturday.
  • WINDS: 70% to 80% probability of sustained tropical storm-force winds along coastal southeastern Louisiana.
  • ROADWAYS: No closures at this time.

 

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (Updated 8/27/2021 @ 4:00 AM):

  • Hurricane Watch in effect for all of coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.
  • Storm Surge Watch in effect for all of coastal southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

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 GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

August 27 @ 4:30 p.m. – Ida Phase 4 Mandatory Evacuation, Update 4

GLPC STORM PHASE 4: MANDATORY EVACUATION
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #4
August 27, 2021
4:30 p.m.
 

Lafourche Parish officials have issued a mandatory evacuation for 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 28, for all of Lafourche Parish, especially for those in low-lying areas, mobile homes, and RVs.

In conjunction with that evacuation order, GLPC is moving to GLPC Storm Phase 4: Mandatory Evacuation for Port Fourchon tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. as well.

This means that all remaining personnel should evacuate the port in accordance with the Lafourche Parish President’s order by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Hurricane Ida has the potential to pass through the Port Fourchon area as a major hurricane. Although Ida’s exact path remains uncertain, forecasters are increasingly confident that we will receive severe impacts from wind and water. Be prepared for heavy rainfall, significant storm surge outside of the levee system, and sustained tropical force and/or hurricane force winds.

Please secure hazards and clear non-essential equipment from facility grounds, prepare office areas to minimize water intrusion damage, secure buildings with storm shutters or plywood over windows and doors, secure fuel tanks and storage areas, shut off utilities (water, electricity, etc.) if possible, especially main 2-inch water lines to port facilities, and remove all small craft that can be hauled or trailered from port facilities and waterways, well away from the effects of possible storm surge and high winds. Remember, all vessels remaining in port must be manned. No new mooring dolphin rentals will be accepted; any unleased dolphins will be considered first come, first served until the storm is over.

Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic with no anticipated closures today, but this may transition to road closure tomorrow if storm waters rise enough to overtop the roadway on low-lying areas of LA 1 below the Golden Meadow Lock.

LA DOTD has temporarily suspended tolls on the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville as of 10:00 a.m. today, August 27, to aid in evacuation travels. The emergency order can be found here.

A checkpoint manned by Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be in place by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning at GLPC’s Fourchon Operations Center on LA 3090 to monitor traffic in and out of the port and maintain safety during mandatory evacuation.

All GLPC offices are on office closure on Monday, August 30, 2021, but GLPC Harbor Police and essential personnel will remain on duty during the storm to monitor conditions and take action as needed. NOTE: Emergency services may not be readily available in areas under mandatory evacuation during extreme weather events. As during any emergency, dial 911.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall totals of 8-16 inches forecast, with isolated higher amounts of up to 20 inches possible. Heaviest rainfall is expected Sunday and Monday.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Potential risk of 7-11 feet of storm surge for the Port Fourchon area. Elevated tides expected late Saturday into Sunday that will lead to coastal flooding. Dangerous marine conditions.
  • WINDS: Strong, damaging winds expected, with sustained tropical force and/or hurricane force winds likely on Sunday. A few weak and short-lived tornadoes possible in rain bands.
  • ROADWAYS: Roads are open to vehicular traffic but be alert for closure notices as storm waters rise over the weekend. Coastal flooding is a concern as always on LA 1 between the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow and the entrance to the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville.

 

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (Updated 8/27/2021 @ 4:00 PM):

  • Hurricane Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish.
  • Storm Surge Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish.
  • Flash Flood Watch in effect for Lafourche Parish through 10:00 p.m. tonight.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

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 GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

August 28 @ 11:00 a.m. – Ida Phase 4 Mandatory Evacuation, Update 5

GLPC STORM PHASE 4: MANDATORY EVACUATION
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #5
August 28, 2021
11:00 a.m.
 

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase 4: Mandatory Evacuation. This means that all remaining personnel should evacuate the port in accordance with the Lafourche Parish President’s order for mandatory evacuation effective 5:00 a.m. today, Saturday, August 28.

Lafourche Parish officials have also issued a curfew effective at 6:00 p.m. tonight. The curfew will stay in place until further notice for the duration of the storm. All businesses should be closed by 6 p.m. in time for employees to make it home and prepare for the incoming storm. Lafourche a Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be out enforcing the curfew but will allow a grace period until 7 p.m. for business workers to arrive home. Essential personnel should be carrying their ID or placard displaying they are indeed essential personnel.

Hurricane Ida continues to strengthen and is on track to make landfall in Louisiana late Sunday or early Monday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. Be prepared for heavy rainfall, significant storm surge outside of the levee system, and hurricane force winds.

Please secure hazards and clear non-essential equipment from facility grounds, prepare office areas to minimize water intrusion damage, secure buildings with storm shutters or plywood over windows and doors, secure fuel tanks and storage areas, shut off utilities (water, electricity, etc.) if possible, especially main 2-inch water lines to port facilities, and remove all small craft that can be hauled or trailered from port facilities and waterways, well away from the effects of possible storm surge and high winds. Remember, all vessels remaining in port must be manned. No new mooring dolphin rentals will be accepted; any unleased dolphins will be considered first come, first served until the storm is over.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring roadway conditions and traffic in and out of the port to maintain safety during mandatory evacuation.

The South Lafourche Levee District will be closing the gates over LA 1 at the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow effective 6:00 p.m. tonight in conjunction with the parish curfew. There will be no road access below the floodgate at that time.

All GLPC offices are on office closure on Monday, August 30, 2021, but GLPC Harbor Police and essential personnel will remain on duty during the storm to monitor conditions and take action as needed. NOTE: Emergency services may not be readily available in areas under mandatory evacuation during extreme weather events. As during any emergency, dial 911.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall totals of 8-16 inches forecast, with locally higher amounts from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Potential risk of 10-15 feet of storm surge at peak for the Port Fourchon area. Elevated tides expected late Saturday into Sunday that will lead to coastal flooding. Dangerous marine conditions.
  • WINDS: Strong, damaging tropical storm force winds expected, with potential for hurricane force winds greater than 110mph. A few weak and short-lived tornadoes possible in rain bands.
  • ROADWAYS: Roads are currently open to vehicular traffic, but this will transition to road closure of LA 1 below the Golden Meadow Lock at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Tolls are currently suspended on the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville.

 

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (Updated 8/28/2021 @ 10:00 AM):

  • Hurricane Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish.
  • Storm Surge Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish.
  • Flash Flood Watch in effect for all of southeastern Louisiana from 7:00 a.m. Sunday through 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

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 GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

August 28 @ 7:00 p.m. – Ida Phase 4 Mandatory Evacuation, Update 6

GLPC STORM PHASE 4: MANDATORY EVACUATION
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #6
August 28, 2021
7:00 p.m.
 

Port Fourchon remains in Storm Phase 4: Mandatory Evacuation as Hurricane Ida moves toward landfall as a major hurricane. Hurricane Ida continues to strengthen and is expected to make landfall tomorrow, Sunday, August 29, in coastal Louisiana and likely impact the Port Fourchon area directly. Be prepared for heavy rainfall, significant storm surge outside of the levee system, and hurricane force winds.

A mandatory evacuation order is in place for all Lafourche residents and businesses as ordered by the Lafourche Parish president.

Lafourche Parish officials have also issued a curfew effective as of 6:00 p.m. tonight. The curfew will stay in place until further notice for the duration of the storm.

Effective 6:00 p.m. tonight, the South Lafourche Levee District has closed the gate over LA 1 at the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. It will remain closed until the storm threat has passed.

After the storm has passed and roadways are cleared for passage, the Port Commission will notify port businesses when limited or full access is given to tenants to return and assess any damage to facilities.

All GLPC offices are on office closure on Monday, August 30, 2021, but GLPC Harbor Police and essential personnel will remain on duty during the storm to monitor conditions and take action as needed. NOTE: Emergency services may not be readily available in areas under mandatory evacuation during extreme weather events. As during any emergency, dial 911.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall totals of 10-15 inches expected, with locally higher amounts from Sunday morning through Tuesday morning.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Potential risk of 10-15 feet of storm surge at peak for the Port Fourchon area. Elevated tides expected late Saturday into Sunday that will lead to coastal flooding. Dangerous marine conditions.
  • WINDS: Strong, damaging tropical storm force winds expected from Saturday night on the coast into Sunday morning inland, with hurricane force winds expected when Ida moves onshore. A few weak and short-lived tornadoes possible in rain bands.
  • ROADWAYS: LA 1 is currently closed to vehicular traffic below the Golden Meadow Lock as of 6:00 p.m. tonight.

 

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (Updated 8/28/2021 @ 4:00 PM):

  • Hurricane Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish and all of coastal Louisiana.
  • Storm Surge Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish.
  • Flash Flood Watch in effect for all of southeastern Louisiana from 7:00 a.m. Sunday through 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

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 GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

August 29 @ 8:45 a.m. – Ida Phase 5 Storm in Port, Update 7

GLPC STORM PHASE 5: STORM IN PORT
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #7
August 29, 2021
8:45 a.m.
 

Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase 5, which is Storm in Port, as Hurricane Ida moves swiftly toward landfall later this afternoon as a major hurricane. Hurricane Ida is currently a Category 4 hurricane. Ida is expected to impact the Port Fourchon area directly with heavy rainfall, significant storm surge outside of the levee system, and hurricane force winds.

A mandatory evacuation order and curfew are in place until further notice for all of Lafourche Parish as ordered by the Lafourche Parish president.

The South Lafourche Levee District has closed the gate over LA 1 at the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. The Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow are closed to all marine traffic. They will remain closed until the storm threat has passed.

After the storm has passed and roadways are cleared for passage, the Port Commission will notify port businesses when limited or full access is given to tenants to return and assess any damage to facilities.

All GLPC offices are on office closure on Monday, August 30, 2021, but GLPC Harbor Police and essential personnel will remain on duty during the storm to monitor conditions and take action as needed. NOTE: Emergency services may not be readily available in areas under mandatory evacuation during extreme weather events. As during any emergency, dial 911.
 

POSSIBLE IMPACTS IN THE PORT FOURCHON AREA:

  • RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall of 10-20 inches is forecast through Tuesday.
  • TIDES/STORM SURGE: Potential risk of 8-12 feet of storm surge at peak for the Port Fourchon area. Significant coastal flooding is anticipated. Dangerous marine conditions.
  • WINDS: Tropical storm force winds are moving inland, with hurricane force winds expected when Ida moves onshore. A few weak and short-lived tornadoes possible in rain bands.
  • ROADWAYS: LA 1 is currently closed to vehicular traffic below the Golden Meadow Lock, and a parish-wide curfew is in effect.

 

WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES (Updated 8/29/2021 @ 4:00 AM):

  • Hurricane Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish and all of coastal Louisiana.
  • Storm Surge Warning in effect until further notice for Lafourche Parish.
  • Flash Flood Watch in effect for all of southeastern Louisiana through 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Extreme Wind Warning in effect for Lafourche Parish through 10:45 a.m. today.

 

EMERGENCY STORM HARBOR MARINA:

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 GLPC Ordinance No. 74 regarding Storm Harbor Marina use:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

August 30 @ 5:30 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 8

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #8
August 30, 2021
5:30 p.m.

Port Fourchon is in Recovery Phase after Hurricane Ida. This means that the storm has passed, and port personnel are working to access the area, assess roadways, waterways, and facilities, and clear debris.

Port Fourchon experienced a direct hit by a strong Category 4 hurricane. Impacts included extreme and sustained hurricane force winds and storm surge of 12 to 14 feet in places. Water levels have receded, but large amounts of wind and water-driven storm debris are impeding access on multiple levels. Port assessment teams are on the ground and actively working toward safe entry.

Waterways into and within Port Fourchon and all along Bayou Lafourche are impeded by multiple obstructions and sunken vessels. NOAA Coast Survey is en route to the area to conduct channel surveys in the port, but expect delayed waterway access to Fourchon facilities. Vessels should not attempt to enter or exit the port until the Port Commission’s damage assessment has been completed and the all clear is given. This is for safety and security purposes.

The Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow remain closed to all marine traffic.

LA 1 still currently closed to all vehicles south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. There are multiple places on the shoulder of the roadway that have washed out and are unstable. The roadway will not be reopened until it has been assessed for safety and debris has been cleared.

After roadways are cleared for passage, the Port Commission will notify port businesses when LIMITED access is given to Port Fourchon tenants to return and assess any damage to facilities. Port reentry will be a phased approach, with tenant assessment teams being allowed into port first to assess facilities and assets. Standard reentry protocols will be followed.

Please stay out of the area until you are given the all clear. Your presence may hamper recovery efforts to get Port Fourchon fully operational as quickly as possible.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police and other first responder agencies remain on duty to monitor conditions for public safety.

A curfew is still in place until further notice for all of Lafourche Parish as ordered by the Lafourche Parish president.

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:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

September 1 @ 5:30 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 9

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #9
September 1, 2021
5:30 p.m.
 

Port Fourchon remains in Recovery Phase after Hurricane Ida. This means that the storm has passed, and port personnel are working to access the area, assess roadways, waterways, and facilities, and clear debris.

Port Commission assessment teams are on the ground and have been actively working toward safe entry, but much remains to be done.

LA 1 still currently closed to traffic south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. The roadway will not be reopened until it has been assessed for safety and debris has been cleared.

After roadways are cleared for passage, the Port Commission will notify port businesses when LIMITED access is given to Port Fourchon tenants to return and assess any damage to facilities. Port reentry will be a phased approach, with tenant assessment teams being allowed into port first to assess facilities and assets. Standard reentry protocols will be followed.

Waterways into and within Port Fourchon and all along Bayou Lafourche are impeded by multiple obstructions and sunken vessels. NOAA Coast Survey is conducting channel surveys in the port, but expect delayed waterway access to Fourchon facilities. Vessels should not attempt to enter or exit the port until the Port Commission’s damage assessment has been completed and the all clear is given. This is for safety and security purposes.

The Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow remain closed to all marine traffic.

Please stay out of the area until you are given the all clear. Your presence may hamper recovery efforts to get Port Fourchon fully operational as quickly as possible.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police and other first responder agencies remain on duty to monitor conditions for public safety.

A 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew is in place until further notice for all of Lafourche Parish as ordered by the Lafourche Parish president.
 

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:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

September 2 @ 5:45 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 10

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #10
September 2, 2021
5:45 p.m.
 

Port Fourchon remains in Recovery Phase after Hurricane Ida. Port Commission assessment teams are on the ground and have been actively working toward safe entry, but much remains to be done.

At 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, September 3, LA 1 south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow will be open to vehicular traffic for Leeville and Grand Isle residents and camp owners to assess damages and secure their properties. Port Fourchon Harbor Police will maintain a checkpoint on Hwy. 3090 at the Fourchon Operations Center to secure access to port facilities as assessment continues.

The Port Commission will notify port businesses when full access is given to Port Fourchon tenants to return to facilities. Port reentry will be a phased approach, with tenant assessment teams being allowed into port first to assess facilities and assets. Standard reentry protocols will be followed.

Waterways into and within Port Fourchon and all along Bayou Lafourche are impeded by multiple obstructions and sunken vessels. NOAA Coast Survey is conducting channel surveys in the port, but expect delayed waterway access to Fourchon facilities. Vessels should not attempt to enter or exit the port until damage assessment has been completed and the all clear is given by US Coast Guard. This is for safety and security purposes.

The Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow remain closed to all marine traffic.

Please stay out of the area until you are given the all clear. Your presence may hamper recovery efforts to get Port Fourchon fully operational as quickly as possible.

Port Fourchon Harbor Police and other first responder agencies remain on duty to monitor conditions for public safety.
 

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:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

September 3 @ 5:45 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 11

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #11
September 3, 2021
5:45 p.m.
 

Port Fourchon remains in Recovery Phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Port and tenant assessment teams have been on the ground and have been actively working toward gaining access TO and WITHIN Port Fourchon, clearing storm debris and ensuring safe passage.

Effective 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, Port Fourchon tenants will be given full access to return to their facilities. Standard reentry protocols will be followed, and checkpoints may be staged along the route to ensure port security.

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.

Road access will remain closed 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.
 

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:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
 

NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

September 4 @ 6:00 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 12

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #12
September 4, 2021
6:00 p.m.
 

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:
http://portfourchon.com/wp-content/uploads/Ordinance74.pdf
NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:

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 during a weather event 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 & 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.

September 7 @ 4:00 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 13

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #13
September 7, 2021
4:00 p.m.
 

Port Fourchon continues to progress through Recovery Phase in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida with an emphasis on getting our tenants back to work. Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and as of today, September 7, several of our larger tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port.
 

PROGRESS SO FAR:

  • On Sunday, August 29, Port Fourchon took a direct hit from Hurricane Ida.
  • By Tuesday, August 31, Port Commission personnel had gained access to Port Fourchon and started clearing debris to and within the port.
  • These efforts extended into Wednesday, September 1, prior to allowing our tenant assessment teams into Port Fourchon to begin surveying damage on Thursday and Friday.
  • On Friday, September 3, our main channel at Belle Pass was deemed safe for travel in and out of Port Fourchon with restrictions.

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON:

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle is now accessible for property and business owners and emergency services, with limited access in that direction.
  • PORT WATERWAYS: Vessels can travel in port waterways. US Coast Guard is allowing conditional access to Port Fourchon waterways, including Belle Pass, with restrictions for daylight operations only. Although there are restrictions in place, there are NO MAJOR OBSTRUCTIONS in port waterways that could hamper maneuverability into or out of Port Fourchon. 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.
  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche north of the port is closed to marine traffic due to multiple obstructions in the channel, especially between the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • CURFEWS: There is a dusk to dawn curfew in effect for Port Fourchon, with no vehicular or marine traffic in port overnight. Port Fourchon Harbor Police remain on duty to monitor traffic and ensure the safety of the port and returning crews.
  • POWER, FUEL, & SUPPLIES: Be prepared to be self-sufficient in Port Fourchon. There is no power and little to no running water. There are no gas stations or restaurants currently open. Access is limited to parish curfew hours.
  • CLEANUP & DEBRIS: The Port Commission asks that as you begin to clean the debris from your business property, that you NOT place debris along the side of the roadway.  You must stack debris within the footprint of your facility, as there is no debris staging area in port.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Temporary fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.

 

All these efforts are ongoing, but the underlying message is that we are moving forward as a port, as a community, and as Fourchon family, together.

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

September 8 @ 1:00 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 14

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #14
September 8, 2021
1:00 p.m.

Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we progress toward getting operations back in business and our tenants back to work.

LATEST UPDATES:

  • WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District is planning to start sending water to Fourchon tomorrow, September 9, 2021. Because it may take a day to build up water pressure to adequate levels for mass usage, tenants are asked to keep their facilities’ 2” water meters closed for the next 48 hours. That will help to restore water supply for all port users.
  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche is closed north of Leeville per US Coast Guard. This portion of Bayou Lafourche north of the port is closed to marine traffic due to multiple obstructions in the channel, especially between the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. NOAA Coast Survey is finalizing the survey process in Bayou Lafourche but is working with limited access due to shoaling and obstructions throughout the channel from Leeville to Larose. We anticipate that NOAA’s survey data will be shared with the US Coast Guard, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Port Commission in the next 24-48 hours. We will send out an update when that information is received.

 

PROGRESS SO FAR:

  • On Sunday, August 29, Port Fourchon took a direct hit from Hurricane Ida.
  • By Tuesday, August 31, Port Commission personnel had gained access to Port Fourchon and started clearing debris to and within the port.
  • These efforts extended into Wednesday, September 1, prior to allowing our tenant assessment teams into Port Fourchon to begin surveying damage on Thursday and Friday.
  • On Friday, September 3, our main channel at Belle Pass was deemed safe for travel in and out of Port Fourchon with restrictions.

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
  • PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition Normal: Port Open with Restrictions. Vessel traffic is limited to daylight operations only in Belle Pass and Port Fourchon’s waterways. CLICK HERE to view Marine Safety Information Bulletin MSIB 031-21 for details.
  • TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and several of our larger tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • CURFEWS: There is a dusk to dawn curfew in effect for Port Fourchon, with no vehicular or marine traffic in port overnight. Port Fourchon Harbor Police remain on duty to monitor traffic and ensure the safety of the port and returning crews.
  • POWER, FUEL, & SUPPLIES: Be prepared to be self-sufficient in Port Fourchon. There is no power, and Entergy’s estimated restoration date for Lafourche Parish is September 29. There is currently little to no running water. There are no gas stations or restaurants currently open. Access is limited to parish curfew hours.
  • CLEANUP & DEBRIS: The Port Commission asks that as you begin to clean the debris from your business property, that you NOT place debris along the side of the roadway.  You must stack debris within the footprint of your facility, as there is no debris staging area in port.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Temporary fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.

 

All these efforts are ongoing, but the underlying message is that we are moving forward as a port, as a community, and as Fourchon family, together.

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

September 10 @ 3:00 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 15

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #15 (revised 4:30 p.m.)
September 10, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we progress toward getting operations back in business and our tenants back to work.
LATEST UPDATES:

  • WATER: Port Fourchon does not yet have running water as previously anticipated. We were informed this morning that there are issues that must be addressed before the port gets water, but progress is being made. We now expect running water in port by early next week. As water service comes back online, Lafourche Parish Water District customers are asked to conserve water and refrain from non-essential use until service is fully restored. Please report any possible leaks to the Water District at 985-532-6924.
  • CURFEWS: There is a curfew in place from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in Lafourche Parish. There is currently a dusk to dawn curfew in effect for both vehicular and marine traffic in Port Fourchon, but facilities may contact Port Fourchon Harbor Police at 985-396-2750 or harborpolice@portfourchon.com to request exceptions for nighttime deliveries.
  • COMMERCIAL FUEL: Stone Fuel is operational. C-Port Stone is also operational. Martin Energy will be operational by the beginning of next week.
  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche remains closed north of Leeville per US Coast Guard. This portion of Bayou Lafourche north of the port is closed to marine traffic due to multiple obstructions in the channel, especially between the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. NOAA Coast Survey is finalizing the survey process in Bayou Lafourche but is working with limited access due to shoaling and obstructions throughout the channel from Leeville to Larose. We are awaiting survey findings and will send out an update when that information is received.

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
  • PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition Normal: Port Open with Restrictions. Vessel traffic is limited to daylight operations only in Belle Pass and Port Fourchon’s waterways. CLICK HERE to view Marine Safety Information Bulletin MSIB 032-21 for details.
  • TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and several of our larger tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • POWER: There is no power, and Entergy’s estimated restoration date for Lafourche Parish is September 29.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored, but there are still intermittent outages.
  • FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
  • CLEANUP & DEBRIS: The Port Commission asks that as you begin to clean the debris from your business property, that you NOT place debris along the side of the roadway.  You must stack debris within the footprint of your facility, as there is no debris staging area in port.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Temporary fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.
  • GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: We’ve moved! Temporarily. Due to storm damage to our GLPC Admin office building at 16829 East Main Street, we have relocated to the newly acquired building directly behind GLPC Admin. Our temporary physical address is 131 East 91st Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. Our phone numbers remain the same.

 

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

September 12 @ 9:15 a.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 16

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #16
September 12, 2021
9:15 a.m.
 

Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we progress toward getting operations back in business and our tenants back to work.
 

LATEST UPDATES:

  • PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition: Normal with Restrictions. Both Belle Pass and Port Fourchon waterways are open for 24/7 operations. CLICK HERE to view Marine Safety Information Bulletin MSIB 033-21 for details.
  • WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District continues to address issues in getting water back online, and they are making great progress. We expect running water in Port Fourchon early this week. As water service comes back online, Lafourche Parish Water District customers are asked to conserve water and refrain from non-essential use until service is fully restored. Please report any possible leaks to the Water District at 985-532-6924.
  • CURFEWS: There is a curfew in place from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in Lafourche Parish. There is currently a dusk to dawn curfew in effect for vehicular traffic in Port Fourchon, but facilities may contact Port Fourchon Harbor Police at 985-396-2750 or harborpolice@portfourchon.com to request exceptions for nighttime deliveries.

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
  • TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and several of our larger tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.
  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche remains closed north of Leeville per US Coast Guard. This portion of Bayou Lafourche north of the port is closed to marine traffic due to multiple obstructions in the channel, especially between the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. NOAA Coast Survey is finalizing the survey process in Bayou Lafourche but is working with limited access due to shoaling and obstructions throughout the channel from Leeville to Larose. We are awaiting survey findings and will send out an update when that information is received.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • POWER: There is no power, and Entergy’s estimated restoration date for Lafourche Parish is September 29.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored, and outages are becoming less frequent.
  • COMMERCIAL FUEL: Stone Fuel is operational. C-Port Stone is also operational. Martin Energy will be operational by the beginning of next week.
  • FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
  • CLEANUP & DEBRIS: The Port Commission asks that as you begin to clean the debris from your business property, that you NOT place debris along the side of the roadway.  You must stack debris within the footprint of your facility, as there is no debris staging area in port.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Temporary fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.
  • GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: We’ve moved! Temporarily. Due to storm damage to our GLPC Admin office building at 16829 East Main Street, we have relocated to the newly acquired building directly behind GLPC Admin. Our temporary physical address is 131 East 91st Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. Our phone numbers remain the same.

 

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

September 13 @ 2:00 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 17

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #17
September 13, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we progress toward getting operations back in business and our tenants back to work.
LATEST UPDATES:

  • DEBRIS REMINDER: The Port Commission asks that you NOT place debris along the side of the roadway. This impedes access by utility workers and could delay getting services restored to port tenant facilities. You must stack debris within the footprint of your facility, as there is no debris staging area in port.
  • WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District’s Lockport plant now has power, so more progress should be made shortly to get water in Port Fourchon over the next few days. As water service comes back online, Lafourche Parish Water District customers are asked to conserve water and refrain from non-essential use until service is fully restored. Please report any possible leaks to the Water District at 985-532-6924.
  • CURFEWS: The nightly curfew for all of Lafourche Parish has changed. As of today, September 13, curfew hours are 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Port Fourchon’s nightly curfew will remain in effect for vehicular traffic, with the exception of some overnight deliveries.
  • NIGHTTIME DELIVERIES: Port Fourchon is allowing overnight deliveries if needed by port tenants, but the Port Fourchon Harbor Police are maintaining a checkpoint on Hwy. 3090 to ensure the safety and security of the port and its users. Nighttime delivery drivers should be prepared to give the following information at the checkpoint:
    • What dock or facility they are visiting
    • Who is accepting delivery there (contact person)
    • Drivers may be asked to show manifests or delivery orders
  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche remains closed to marine traffic north of Leeville per US Coast Guard. Surveys have found shoaling and obstructions throughout the channel from Leeville to Larose. This week the US Navy salvage team, in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, is enacting a plan to clear multiple obstructions from Bayou Lafourche, including the area between the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. As early as tomorrow, a Navy team will be starting salvage work in Leeville to remove a large fishing vessel from the channel. Another Navy team is arriving Wednesday, September 15, and in the following days that team will begin salvaging smaller vessels inside the floodgates. Equipment is also en route to tackle the larger vessels obstructing the channel in Bayou Lafourche. We ask that vessels remain clear of the area until salvage work is complete and the channel is officially declared clear of obstructions.

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
  • PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition: Normal with Restrictions. Both Belle Pass and Port Fourchon waterways are open for 24/7 operations. CLICK HERE to view Marine Safety Information Bulletin MSIB 033-21 for details.
  • TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and several of our larger tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • POWER: There is no power, and Entergy’s estimated restoration date for Lafourche Parish is September 29.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored, and outages are becoming less frequent.
  • COMMERCIAL FUEL: Stone Fuel is operational. C-Port Stone is also operational. Martin Energy will be operational by the beginning of next week.
  • FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Temporary fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.
  • GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: We’ve moved! Temporarily. Due to storm damage to our GLPC Admin office building at 16829 East Main Street, we have relocated to the newly acquired building directly behind GLPC Admin. Our temporary physical address is 131 East 91st Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. Our phone numbers remain the same.

 

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

September 15 @ 10:30 a.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 18

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #18
September 15, 2021
10:30 a.m.
 

Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we progress toward getting operations back in business and our tenants back to work.
 

LATEST UPDATES:

  • WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District has started sending water to Fourchon. Because it may take a day to build up water pressure to adequate levels for mass usage, tenants are asked to keep their facilities’ 2” water meters closed for the next 24 hours, conserve water, and refrain from non-essential use. That will help to restore water supply for all port users. Please report any possible leaks to the Water District at 985-532-6924.
  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche remains closed to marine traffic north of Leeville per US Coast Guard. Surveys have found shoaling and obstructions throughout the channel from Leeville to Larose. This week the US Navy salvage team, in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, is enacting a plan to clear multiple obstructions from Bayou Lafourche, including the area between the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. As weather conditions allow, a Navy team will be starting salvage work in Leeville to remove a large fishing vessel from the channel, and in the following days that team will begin salvaging smaller vessels inside the floodgates. Equipment is also en route to tackle the larger vessels obstructing the channel in Bayou Lafourche. We ask that vessels remain clear of the area until salvage work is complete and the channel is officially declared clear of obstructions.

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
  • PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition: Normal with Restrictions. Both Belle Pass and Port Fourchon waterways are open for 24/7 operations. CLICK HERE to view Marine Safety Information Bulletin MSIB 033-21 for details.
  • CURFEWS: The nightly curfew hours are 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for all of Lafourche Parish. Port Fourchon’s nightly curfew will remain in effect for vehicular traffic, with the exception of some overnight deliveries.
  • NIGHTTIME DELIVERIES: Port Fourchon is allowing overnight deliveries if needed by port tenants, but the Port Fourchon Harbor Police are maintaining a checkpoint on Hwy. 3090 to ensure the safety and security of the port and its users. Nighttime delivery drivers should be prepared to give the following information at the checkpoint:
    • What dock or facility they are visiting
    • Who is accepting delivery there (contact person)
    • Drivers may be asked to show manifests or delivery orders
  • TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and several of our larger tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • POWER: Entergy’s estimated restoration date for Lafourche Parish is September 29.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored, and outages are becoming less frequent.
  • COMMERCIAL FUEL: Stone Fuel is operational. C-Port Stone is also operational. Martin 16 is operational.
  • FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
  • DEBRIS REMINDER: The Port Commission asks that you NOT place debris along the side of the roadway. This impedes access by utility workers and could delay getting services restored to port tenant facilities. You must stack debris within the footprint of your facility, as there is no debris staging area in port.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Temporary fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.
  • GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: We’ve moved! Temporarily. Due to storm damage to our GLPC Admin office building at 16829 East Main Street, we have relocated to the newly acquired building directly behind GLPC Admin. Our temporary physical address is 131 East 91st Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. Our phone numbers remain the same.

 

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

September 21 @ 3:45 p.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 19

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #19
September 21, 2021
3:45 p.m.
 

Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we make continual progress.
 

LATEST UPDATES:

  • DEBRIS UPDATE: Port businesses are asked to continue stacking debris within the footprints of their facilities so as not to impede access by utility workers getting services restored in port. While there is no debris staging area in port, the port commission is making arrangements for a ONE TIME PASS for large-scale debris pickup once utility work is done and public rights-of-way are cleared for use. Stay tuned for an update sharing details. We will give port tenants time to collect their debris and move it to the roadside ahead of the debris pickup date. The remainder of your facility’s debris is thereafter your responsibility. Please do NOT place debris along the side of the roadway until you are cleared to do so.
  • POWER: Entergy’s estimated restoration date for Lafourche Parish is September 29. There are currently over 700 linemen in Port Fourchon working on restoring power to the port.
  • WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District has restored water supply to Port Fourchon. Please report any outages or possible leaks to the Water District at 985-532-6924.
  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche remains closed to marine traffic north of Leeville per US Coast Guard; however, progress is being made. CLICK HERE to view Marine Safety Information Bulletin MSIB 034-21 for details. There are two crane barges moving from south to north and one crane barge moving from north to south clearing out the sunken vessels located in the navigable channel. We ask that vessels remain clear of the area until salvage work is complete and the channel is officially declared clear of obstructions. In the coming day or so, we anticipate portions of the bayou to be cleared for traffic by the US Coast Guard in the areas from which vessels have been removed. That will continue until the bayou is fully cleared for traffic.
  • SOUTH LAFOURCHE FLOODGATE/LOCK OPERATIONS: The South Lafourche Levee District has resumed its regularly scheduled openings at both the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. Visit slld.org for more information.

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
  • PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition: Normal with Restrictions. Both Belle Pass and Port Fourchon waterways are open for 24/7 operations.
  • CURFEWS: The nightly curfew hours are 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish (from the Intracoastal Canal in Larose to the Lafourche/Jefferson parish line near Grand Isle). Port Fourchon’s nightly curfew will remain in effect for vehicular traffic, with the exception of some overnight deliveries.
  • NIGHTTIME DELIVERIES: Port Fourchon is allowing overnight deliveries if needed by port tenants, but the Port Fourchon Harbor Police are maintaining a checkpoint on Hwy. 3090 to ensure the safety and security of the port and its users. Nighttime delivery drivers should be prepared to give the following information at the checkpoint:
    • What dock or facility they are visiting
    • Who is accepting delivery there (contact person)
    • Drivers may be asked to show manifests or delivery orders
  • TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and several of our larger tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored, and outages are becoming less frequent.
  • COMMERCIAL FUEL: Stone Fuel is operational. C-Port Stone is also operational. Martin 16 is operational.
  • FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Temporary fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.
  • GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: We’ve moved! Temporarily. Due to storm damage to our GLPC Admin office building at 16829 East Main Street, we have relocated to the newly acquired building directly behind GLPC Admin. Our temporary physical address is 131 East 91st Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. Our phone numbers remain the same.

 

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

September 23 @ 11:00 a.m. – Ida Recovery Phase, Update 20

GLPC STORM RECOVERY PHASE
Hurricane Ida
UPDATE #20
September 23, 2021
11:00 a.m.
 

Port Fourchon’s Recovery Phase continues post-Ida as we make continual progress.

LATEST UPDATES:

  • BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Bayou Lafourche remains closed to marine traffic north of Leeville as multiple crane barges work from north and south clearing out the sunken vessels located in the navigable channel. The Port Commission has been collaborating with Coast Guard officials to consider opening Bayou Lafourche in segments as obstructions are removed, working section by section until the bayou is fully cleared for traffic. This may occur as soon as today if weather and circumstances allow. Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, we ask that all vessels remain clear of salvage work areas until they are officially declared open. Before any portion is opened, however, the Corps of Engineers will do another channel survey to ensure that there are no obstructions in the channel. They are planning to begin that today (9/23).

 

ACCESS TO PORT FOURCHON: OPEN

  • ROADWAYS: Roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon. Please use caution when traveling recently cleared roadways. LA 1 to Grand Isle has limited access for property and business owners and emergency services.
  • PORT WATERWAYS: The US Coast Guard has set Port Fourchon as Port Condition: Normal with Restrictions. Both Belle Pass and Port Fourchon waterways are open for 24/7 operations.
  • CURFEW: Nightly curfew hours are 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish (from the Intracoastal Canal in Larose to the Lafourche/Jefferson parish line near Grand Isle), including Port Fourchon, with the exception of nighttime deliveries.
  • NIGHTTIME DELIVERIES: Port Fourchon is allowing overnight deliveries if needed by port tenants, but the Port Fourchon Harbor Police are maintaining a checkpoint on Hwy. 3090 to ensure the safety and security of the port and its users. Nighttime delivery drivers should be prepared to give the following information at the checkpoint:
    • What dock or facility they are visiting
    • Who is accepting delivery there (contact person)
    • Drivers may be asked to show manifests or delivery orders
  • TENANT FACILITIES: Port tenants have been given full access to return to their facilities, and several tenants have either returned to operations or are readying themselves for operations in the port. Tenants’ employees should contact their employers for specific information on returning to work in Port Fourchon.
  • DEBRIS: Port businesses are asked to continue stacking storm debris within the footprints of their facilities so as not to impede access by utility workers getting services restored in port. While there is no debris staging area in port, the port commission is making arrangements for a ONE TIME PASS for large-scale debris pickup once utility work is done and public rights-of-way are cleared for use. Stay tuned for an update sharing details. We will give port tenants time to collect their debris and move it to the roadside ahead of the debris pickup date. The remainder of your facility’s debris is thereafter your responsibility. Please do NOT place debris along the side of the roadway until you are cleared to do so.

 

NOTABLE INFORMATION:

  • POWER: Entergy’s estimated restoration date for Lafourche Parish is September 29. There are currently over 700 linemen in Port Fourchon working on restoring power to the port.
  • WATER: The Lafourche Parish Water District has restored water supply to Port Fourchon. Please report any outages or possible leaks to the Water District at 985-532-6924.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Most cell service has been restored.
  • COMMERCIAL FUEL: Stone Fuel, C-Port Stone, Martin 16, and Harvey Fuel are all operational.
  • FOOD, GAS, & SUPPLIES: There are no convenience stores, gas stations, or restaurants open at this time.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Fire and emergency services have been established in Port Fourchon, and Port Fourchon Harbor Police are continually working security for the area from a law enforcement perspective.
  • SOUTH LAFOURCHE FLOODGATE/LOCK OPERATIONS: The South Lafourche Levee District has resumed its regularly scheduled openings at both the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose and the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. Visit www.slld.org for more information.
  • GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: We’ve moved! Temporarily. Due to storm damage to our GLPC Admin office building at 16829 East Main Street, we have relocated to the newly acquired building directly behind GLPC Admin. Our temporary physical address is 131 East 91st Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. Our phone numbers remain the same.

 

Thank you for your support in getting us all back to business safely in Port Fourchon.

 

CLICK HERE to see past GLPC storm watch updates and information.


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 daily 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.
 

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 NOTIFY ME at the top of this website to sign up for updates, or CLICK HERE for a printable Public Information Update Signup form (for port users and the general public).

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).
 

2021 HURRICANE SEASON INFO:

CLICK HERE to view the 2021 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.

CLICK HERE for a link to the Lafourche Parish Re-Entry website.

CLICK HERE for a refresher on how to update your company’s information on the Lafourche Parish Re-Entry website.
 

GENERAL WEATHER AND STORM PREP LINKS:

Local Links:

CLICK HERE for Port Fourchon’s Current Weather Conditions.

CLICK HERE for South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport’s Current Weather Conditions.

CLICK HERE for Lafourche Parish Government’s Office of Emergency Preparedness website, 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 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.

Statewide Links:

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.

Nationwide Links:

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.


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