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Balancing precautions and responses to the Atlantic Hurricane Season as well as the ongoing battle to protect the public from COVID-19 is something leaders will be faced with this hurricane season.  How they do the latter, while battling what Roger Erickson of the National Weather Service is projecting to be a sea-son with “more active systems” in the Gulf of Mexico, is yet to be determined.

InterMoorInterMoor is pleased to announce they have renewed the lease at their fabrication facility in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Originally inaugurated in 2011, the 24-acre facility was subsequently expanded to 34 acres. Since its inception eight years ago, the purpose-built facility has successfully completed hundreds of fabrication projects, including over a hundred steel piles installed offshore for the largest oil and gas projects in the Gulf of Mexico and abroad.

Port of Morgan City and U.S. Coast Guard officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to celebrate Marine Safety Unit Morgan City moving in to the port’s Emergency Operations Center on La. 182 from its prior facility on David Drive. From left, are event coordinator Ensign Griffin Terpstra of MSU Morgan City; Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commander of the 8th Coast Guard District; Port Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade; and Cmdr. Heather Mattern, commanding officer of MSU Morgan City.

Tuesday marked an important milestone in the U.S. Coast Guard’s more than half-a-century presence in Morgan City. Officials with the Port of Morgan City and Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit Morgan City held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the unit as a new tenant of the port’s Government Emergency Operations Center. The Morgan City Coast Guard unit moved its offices to the port center on La. 182 from its prior location on David Drive. Cmdr. Heather Mattern, commanding officer of MSU Morgan City, thanked everyone involved in the move for their efforts. “We have overcome 10 years worth of bureaucracy and obstacles,” Rear Adm. Paul Thomas said of Tuesday’s ribbon cutting. Thomas is commander of the 8th Coast Guard District but will be leaving that post in two weeks to serve at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 8th district is headquartered in New Orleans and spans 26 states.

Roger Erickson, warning coordinator for the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office, points to a screen Thursday during a hurricane season preparedness meeting at the Port of Morgan City’s Emergency Operations Center

By ZACHARY
FITZGERALD
zfitzgerald@daily-re-view.com

Forecasters expect the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season will have just be-low average activity. But officials say St. Mary Parish’s already swollen waterways could lead to a potential disaster if any storm brings significant rainfall.The Port of Morgan City hosted a hurricane season preparedness meeting Thursday at its Emergency Operations Center in conjunction with the St. Mary Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, St. Mary Levee District and U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City. 

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Dredging takes place in the Crew boat Cut section of the Atchafalaya River during April



By ZACHARY FITZGERALD

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In mid-April, dredging began in the Crewboat Cut section of the Atchafalaya River.

Brice Civil Constructors, an Alaskan company, is building a special purpose dredge using an offshore support vessel with a drag arm to reduce the density of fluid mud, known as fluff, in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel. Port leaders expect dredging of the bar channel to commence by June.

Roger Erickson, warning coordinator for the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles Office, speaks during a SKYWARN training class for weather spotters at the Port of Morgan City’s Emergency Operations Center.


By ZACHARY FITZGERALD
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Meteorologists have full-time jobs watching and forecasting potentially hazardous weather. But they still need help from volunteers known as spotters.

The National Weather Service’s Lake Charles Office, Port of Morgan City and St. Mary Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness hosted a SKYWARN training class Monday to show people how to spot and report severe weather.

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