Parish President Rick Nowlin wants residents of Natchitoches Parish to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather associated with Hurricane Harvey. The National Weather Service predicts that Harvey will make landfall in Texas as a Category 3 hurricane late Friday. Through the weekend, the storm is expected to weaken and make its way across Louisiana.
This storm has the potential to bring torrential rains and high winds to Natchitoches Parish over a period of several days, which could possibly lead to flooding and power outages. President Nowlin encourages residents to begin preparing now by stocking up on essentials like food and water.
Parish residents are also reminded that roadways can become flooded due to the storm. Please use caution when driving, and avoid any roadways that are under water.
PRESS RELEASE: August 24, 2017