We are experiencing a historical flood event in Natchitoches Parish according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff and OEP Director Victor Jones.
Hundreds of homes have been inundated with floodwater and several families have been displaced throughout Natchitoches Parish.
Livestock and animals have been rescued and transported to higher grounds and storage facilities.
Deputies continue to handle calls for service, handle hazardous road flooding issues and respond to requests for evacuations with the La. Army National Guard (LANG).
We are working closely with the La. GOHSEP, Louisiana State Police, Louisianana Department of Transportation and Development, La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Cane River Levee Board, and other parish governmental agencies.
We will continue to respond to your needs by ground, air and water.
We ask that you pray for all the families effected by this tragic event and to remember all of our first responders in your prayers that are away from their families.
We have seen such community support between citizens and first responders since the beginning of this event.
We also thank the media for their patience and coverage.
Rest assured, we will continue to respond to all of our citizens needs during this time.
If you need any assistance or help from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, please contact our 911 Center with emergencies at 911 or non-emergencies at 352-6432.
And remember, let’s all pray for our beautiful Natchitoches Parish.
Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.