Port Fourchon orders mandatory evacuation

Port Fourchon issued a mandatory evacuation order of all remaining personnel this morning with the approach of Tropical Storm Barry. All of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s offices are scheduled to close by noon. Rainfall totals of 10-20 inches have been forecast with a 3-6 foot storm surge. The port’s expecting to see tropical storm force winds today with the potential for isolated tornados. No road closures have been announced so far. The heaviest rain from Tropical Storm Barry is expected to take place between Friday night and Sunday morning. An emergency storm harbor marina is open to commercial fishing vessels on a first-come, first-serve basis. >click to read< 11:52

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