GLPC STORM PHASE 4: MANDATORY EVACUATION
Tropical Storm Sally
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Port Fourchon is in Storm Phase 4, which is Mandatory Evacuation, as ordered by the Lafourche Parish President for 6:00 p.m. today, Sunday, September 13, for the area below the lock in Golden Meadow. This means that all remaining personnel should evacuate the port in accordance with the Lafourche Parish President’s order.
Tropical Storm Sally continues to move west-northwest and is now forecast to make landfall somewhere between southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi coast on Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane. Uncertainty remains in forecast track and intensity. Coastal flooding, heavy rain, and strong/damaging wind are all possible.
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 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, but this will transition to road closure due to anticipated overtopping of LA 1 below the floodgates between Golden Meadow and Leeville.
LA DOTD has suspended tolls on the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville as of 11:00 a.m. today to aid in evacuation travels.
Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be monitoring the condition of the roadway, and the Port Commission will send out updates as they become available.
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 effective at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020 and will remain closed until the threat of the storm has passed, 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.
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Due to the potential for Tropical Weather, ALL Terrebonne Parish Public Schools and Offices will be closed on Monday, September 14, 2020 and Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Lafourche parish sandbag locations
Sandbag locations will open at 1:00 PM today. All locations will be self fill until further notice. We will continue to monitor Sally and release updates throughout the day.
Update for Sally from Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson
Sandbag locations open in Terrebonne
MESSAGE FROM OEP DIRECTOR, DAVID A NAQUIN:
We will continue to monitor the tract and intensity of Tropical Storm Sally. Forecasters expect landfall in Southeast La. We are expected to receive 1 to 3 inches of rain with wind gusts 30 to 40 mph. storm surge should not be a problem for this system, wind direction should be northerly.
Tides will run a little high on Monday but should not be a problem after Monday.
We will advise when updates are available.
David A. Naquin
Director of OHSEP
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Due to the latest forecast and threat of tropical weather from TS Sally, all offices and schools of the Lafourche Parish School Board will be closed on Monday, September 14th, and Tuesday, September 15, 2020. All employees will work remotely Monday and Tuesday, and virtual learning will be offered to all LPSD students to the best of our ability. However, if we experience power outages, all virtual activities will be canceled. Also, any student that is unable to complete the assignments will be excused and allowed to make up any missed work. A decision will be made later concerning the remainder of the week.
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Here is the latest forecast track for Tropical Storm #Sally which shifted west overnight and is now forecast to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane just east of Grand Isle. Lafourche Parish is now under a Hurricane Watch. Residents should secure loose items on your property, ensure ditches and catch basins are clear of debris and obstructions, and restock your storm supply kits.
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