DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs   WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the seventh NTAS Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since January 2021 and it … Continue reading DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

Port Fourchon – Bollinger Shipyard Dredge Operations

November 17, 2022 Mariners are advised that on Thursday, November 17th from 0900 to 1100, Bollinger will be deploying dredge pipe across Bayou Lafourche at their Bayou Lafourche location in Port Fourchon.   Mariners should expect delays in the area as navigation will be restricted.  Harbor Police will be on the scene monitoring operations.  All mariners are urged to … Continue reading Port Fourchon – Bollinger Shipyard Dredge Operations

Webinar: Get the 411 on 211 – Nov. 15

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Golden Meadow Bridge, Open to Marine Traffic, Closed to Vehicular Traffic

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Golden Meadow Lift Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice due to structural issues. There is no time frame for vehicular traffic to resume on the Golden Meadow Bridge. Expect an extended closure period. Alternate routes to cross Bayou Lafourche during this bridge closure are … Continue reading Golden Meadow Bridge, Open to Marine Traffic, Closed to Vehicular Traffic

State monitoring risk of severe weather Friday and Saturday

GOHSEP is monitoring potential effects associated with a cold front that will be moving into the state tonight. The northwest part of the state will see an enhanced risk of severe weather tonight, and the northeast, central, and southwest parts of the state will see a slight risk of severe weather into Saturday morning. The southeast part … Continue reading State monitoring risk of severe weather Friday and Saturday

SBA Accepting Nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Awards

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS 2023 NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS! Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 2:00pm CDT 2023 Award Categories: Small Business Person of the Year Small Business Exporter of the Year 8(a) Graduate of the Year Minority Business Owner of the Year Veteran Business Owner of the Year Woman Business Owner of the Year … Continue reading SBA Accepting Nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Awards

Infrastructure Security Month

CISA APPLAUDS THE BEGINNING OF INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY MONTH DECLARING INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY Original release date: November 01, 2022 WASHINGTON - Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced November 1 as the kickoff of Infrastructure Security Month. In our work to raise awareness of the importance of infrastructure security and to help share … Continue reading Infrastructure Security Month

Marine Traffic Advisory: Belle Passe Dredge Operations

OCTOBER 27, 2022 8:10 AM TO: ALL PORT TENANTS RE: BELLE PASS DREDGE OPERATIONS USCG has issued the following notice: Mariners are advised that on Friday, October 28th from 0800 to 1000, the Dredge Mike Hooks will be recovering a 27-inch diameter dredge pipe in Belle Pass near Port Fourchon in approximate position 29 6’ … Continue reading Marine Traffic Advisory: Belle Passe Dredge Operations

Sign Up Now To Receive the October Newsletter this Friday!

Sign up to receive the October newsletter that spotlights cybersecurity on Friday, October 14. Join our Network! How do we support a business? Connect private sector and public sector Provide the latest news and alerts to the business community Request status updates from affected businesses and report issues to the state Respond to resource requests as … Continue reading Sign Up Now To Receive the October Newsletter this Friday!

FACT SHEET: Business – Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks

The Biden-Harris Administration has warned repeatedly about the potential for Russia to engage in malicious cyber activity against the United States in response to the unprecedented economic sanctions we have imposed.  There is now evolving intelligence that Russia may be exploring options for potential cyberattacks. The Administration has prioritized strengthening cybersecurity defenses to prepare our … Continue reading FACT SHEET: Business – Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks

Port Fourchon – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Operations

Mariners are advised that on Thursday, October 13th from 1200 to 1400, the Dredge Mike Hooks will be deploying a 27-inch diameter dredge pipe across Belle Pass near Bayou Lafourche intersection in Port Fourchon. Approximate position 29 6’ 24.62” N     090 12’ 50.87” W.  Mariners should expect delays in the area as navigation will be restricted.  Dredge vessel Mike … Continue reading Port Fourchon – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Operations

Cybersecurity for Small Business Webinar – Hosted by LABEOC & Partners

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! The session is open to small and medium-sized businesses that are interested in an introduction to cybersecurity concepts. If you own a small business, don't miss this webinar about what you can do to ramp up your cybersecurity efforts. Register here Speaker Bio Mr. Tannehill is the manager of the … Continue reading Cybersecurity for Small Business Webinar – Hosted by LABEOC & Partners

BRIDGE CLOSURE NOTICE – GALLIANO PONTOON BRIDGE

Effective immediately, the Galliano Pontoon Bridge is CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC due to a broken cable. This closure will continue until emergency repairs can be completed.

Emergency Roadwork on LA 1 in GM Due to Broken Water Line; Expect Traffic Delays

Greater Lafourche Port Commission Alert Please be advised that there is a broken water main buckling a portion of LA 1 in the area of Allied Shipyard in Golden Meadow. Traffic is reduced to one lane, with potential road closure while emergency repairs take place. The Lafourche Parish Water District anticipates several hours of work … Continue reading Emergency Roadwork on LA 1 in GM Due to Broken Water Line; Expect Traffic Delays

TSA grants renewal exemption for truck drivers with Hazardous Materials Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  September 15, 2022    WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will temporarily exempt the TSA Security Threat Assessment (STA) requirement for Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) … Continue reading TSA grants renewal exemption for truck drivers with Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Sign up to receive the September newsletter!

Join our Network! Our September newsletter goes out tomorrow! How do we support a business? Connect private sector and public sector Provide the latest news and alerts to the business community Request status updates from affected businesses and report issues to the state Respond to resource requests as they arise Send monthly newsletter and important … Continue reading Sign up to receive the September newsletter!

South Lafourche Bridge Open to Marine Traffic, Closed Indefinitely to Vehicular Traffic

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Galliano (Tarpon) Lift Bridge, known locally as the South Lafourche Bridge, will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice due to mechanical issues. Emergency maintenance repairs are underway, but there is no time frame for vehicular traffic to resume on the South Lafourche Bridge. Expect … Continue reading South Lafourche Bridge Open to Marine Traffic, Closed Indefinitely to Vehicular Traffic

Shoring Up Your Business Technology Infrastructure for Disaster Resiliance & Recovery

The pandemic and recent hurricane seasons highlighted IT and communications shortcomings across industries. Employees required to work remotely may not have had access to the technology or communication resources needed to perform their duties. Our presenters will provide information and best practices to help local companies— particularly small businesses — be better prepared, more resilient, … Continue reading Shoring Up Your Business Technology Infrastructure for Disaster Resiliance & Recovery

FEMA Awards Nearly $1M to Port of South Louisiana

RESERVE, La. (press release) — The Port of South Louisiana was awarded $955,339 in port security grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding will go toward the enhancement of the port’s cybersecurity framework and will support enhancements to its geographic information system. The GIS provides up-to-date spatial information … Continue reading FEMA Awards Nearly $1M to Port of South Louisiana

Q & A: Prepare your Business for Disasters

Join SBA, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, FORTIFIED Home and Insurance Information Institute for a Twitter space on disaster preparedness tips on September 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET. We'll be sharing resources to help keep your business and employees safe when disaster strikes. To join, click on the Twitter Space link.