September 3, 2021
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:
NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:
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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.