From June 1st to November 30th each year the communities and ports of the Gulf Coast face the threat of hurricanes. Gulf Coast hurricanes routinely make landfall and adversely impact shoreline communities. The New Orleans area is particularly vulnerable to the hazards associated with hurricanes. Flooding and hurricane force winds can combine to cause substantial damage and disruption in our port, including:
Threatened as we are by these hazards, it is important that the entire port community share a common understanding of the measures required to increase our hurricane readiness.
COTP New Orleans publishes the Maritime Hurricane Contingency Port Plan (MHCPP) annually as a guide for the Maritime Industry, to aid in preparation for hurricanes and hurricane season as a whole. Because this document is updated annually, we ask that you link to this page instead of hosting copies of the document on other websites.
Download: Maritime Hurricane Contingency Port Plan
The Hurricane Information Number is 1-800-787-8724
IMPORTANT: If Sector New Orleans evacuates for a hurricane, all military and civilian members are required to contact their commands.
The evacuation site for Coast Guard military personnel is NAS Meridian.
255 Rosenbaum Ave
Naval Air Station
Meridian, MS 39309
Note: All Sector New Orleans personnel should read and become familiar with the following documents prior to the Hurricane Season which begins June 1st each year.NAS Merdian Hurricane Evacuation Support Guide