FairLifts, working with an international network of helicopter operators, provides life-saving helicopter support for hurricanes on Grand Isle, Louisiana, including search and rescue, charters, surveys, emergency lifts, personnel transport, and much more, ensuring immediate response during hurricane season in Louisiana.
The 2018 hurricane season on Grand Isle, Louisiana, began on June 1 and extends through November 30 with the peak period from early August through the end of October. From 2000 to 2018, more than 28 tropical or subtropical cyclones affected Louisiana. In 2002, Grand Isle was hit by Hurricane Isidore, followed by Hurricane Lili that same year, and Hurricane Cindy in 2005. Hurricane Katrina assailed Grand Isle for two days in 2005, destroying homes along the entire island and severely damaging the bridge linking Grand Isle to the mainland. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita hit the island. In 2008, Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike struck the island. When not affected directly, waves resulting from nearby areas also substantially affect Grand Isle.
Louisiana oil and gas companies, contractors, and hurricane experts organize in advance for hurricane season in order to counteract significant property damage and loss of life. New technology enables meteorologists and businesses to accurately estimate major storms paths and design safe evacuation routes.
Oil and gas companies and contractors, in partnership with companies like FairLifts, typically evacuate workers three days before hurricane conditions deteriorate. FairLifts coordinates helicopters to securely airlift up to 12 people at a time from onshore or offshore locations. Flights run from sunrise to sunset with pilots limited to 10 hours of flight time per day.
In the aftermath a hurricane, FairLifts arranges helicopters for search and rescue operations, property destruction or damage surveys, and replacement equipment transport. Trained pilots deliver safe and unfailing helicopter service during hurricane season in Louisiana for exploration and production operations, supply and equipment delivery missions, emergency medical flights, freight and cargo assistance, and company tours.
FairLifts also schedules emergency helicopter lifts, providing aircraft furnished with medical staff and equipment to onshore and offshore locations. Our global partners are available for urgent oil and gas company assistance both before and after a hurricane hits.
Contact an expert FairLifts account manager today to plan your 2018 hurricane evacuation strategy on Grand Isle, Louisiana, and to book helicopters for life-saving support during hurricane season.