Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin has declared a State of Emergency due to the failure of the underground electric feeder circuit that serves the courthouse, old courthouse and the Live Oak Building on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
The declaration was issued because the loss of power is deemed a critical situation for the vital services provided by agencies located within these Parish facilities. They include, but are not limited to, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, the 911 Communications Center, the Coroner’s Office, the 10th Judicial District Court and the Clerk of Court.
Electrical service was restored using a temporary overhead circuit installed by the City of Natchitoches Utility Department. Mr. Nowlin expressed his appreciation to the City for its assistance in getting the temporary service installed. Steps are being taken to construct a new underground feeder circuit. Thereafter, the temporary service will be removed.