Red River Rising – are we ready?

Courtesy of L. Davis

Red River off the Grand Ecore Bridge

It is anticipated that the Red River at Grand Ecore, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana will crest this weekend sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning, June 8, 2015 at just over 40.5 feet.  Flood stage for the Red River at Grand Ecore is 33 feet.  Currently (06-03-15 Evening), the Red River is just over 37.8 feet and rising.  NPJ wanted to know if Natchitoches Parish is ready for the potential flooding coming our way?

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

The GOHSEP office is ready and on alert to assist with any request that may be asked of them.  You can contact the GOHSEP office at:

7667 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and Natchitoches Parish Government:

On Monday morning, Natchitoches Parish Government President Rick Nowlin and members of the NPS Office of Homeland Security took part in a GOHSEP webinar in the Natchitoches Parish Civil Defense Room of the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse.   This meeting covered the Red River Rise and the backwater flooding issues that could impact Natchitoches Parish.


Rick Nowlin and Mary Jone – Civil Defense Room

In the event that sandbags are needed in Natchitoches Parish Area (outside of the City of Natchitoches) you can contact the Natchitoches Parish office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness:

Deputy Mary Jones
200 Church Street
Natchitoches, LA. 71457

Rick Nowlin, Parish President
200 Church Street
Natchitoches, LA. 71457

Grand Ecore Bridge & Natchitoches Port

Grand Ecore Bridge & Port – Georgia Hilton Airplane

Mary Jones

NPSO – Deputy Mary Jones

City of Natchitoches:

Mayor Lee Posey reminds all residents to be cognizant of the rising water as it will continue to flood many parts of the Parish. Residents are encouraged to be proactive and take corrective measures. Please take time to check on neighbors, family and friends that live in low lying areas that may be affected by rising water. Free sandbags are available at the City’s Public Works Department located at 110 Mill Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457.SandBags

Mayor Lee Posey
716 Second Street
Natchitoches, LA. 71457

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