Facilities Update – Thursday Afternoon

HURRICANE LAURA RECOVERY –  Gulf of Mexico.

Local road conditions vary across Louisiana and SE Texas due to storm surge, flooding, and debris covering roadways. Employees who undertake travel to WIS facilities in affected areas should evaluate local weather and road conditions. If conditions do not warrant traveling and conditions are deemed unsafe, do not travel. Once facilities re-open and if you are unable to safely travel to the facility, please alert your Field Service Manager.

Please route any questions or communications regarding the status of our employees or facilities in Louisiana through Tim White, Sid McCormick, or Des Rees.

Site-Specific Information:

  1. All Houston Groups – Open with no damage reported.
  2. Port Fourchon – Currently in Phase 5 – Facility Closed and Secured. Louisiana Highway 1 is closed south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow.
  3. Broussard – Currently in Phase 5 – Closed. Local road flooding preventing access to the facility at this time. Power outages are widespread in the area.
  4. New Iberia – Currently in Phase 5. Facility access is being evaluated and if roadways are passable. Power outages are widespread in the area.

Travel:

Interstate 10 in Lake Charles was closed at last report.  Travel into the State Lousiana remains restricted without approval from NAM HQ.  Travel into Lousiana from Texas is expected to remain impacted in the short term.

Louisana Road Status: https://www.511la.org

Interstate 10 at the Sabine River bridge near Orange, TX remains shut down in both directions.  Therefore, travel east of Houston (east of Sam Houston Tollway and the Baytown-East Freeway intersection) is restricted without approval from NAM HQ.

Texas Road Status: https://drivetexas.org

Communications:

In the event facilities are closed due to the storm, updates on facility status will be posted here.  Employees are encouraged to sign up for notifications.

The safety and well-being of our employees remain our priority. For employees impacted by the effects of Hurricane Laura, when you are able, please reach out to your manager so that they are aware of your situation, letting them know that you are okay and if you have experienced severe impacts – flooding, home damage or outages.