Natchitoches prepares for potential impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey

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Members of the Natchitoches Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, and Homeland Security, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Government, Natchitoches Police Department, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office, Natchitoches Fire Department, Natchitoches Parish Fire Districts #4, #5, #6, #7, #9, and Natchitoches Parish 911 District attended a National Weather Service webinar in the Natchitoches OEP Office concerning the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey Aug. 28 that’s anticipated to pass through or be near the Natchitoches area on Wednesday and Thursday.

A flash flood watch was extended through 7 pm Thursday for Natchitoches Parish, including the city of Natchitoches. Heavy rainfall, associated with Tropical Storm Harvey located over southeast Texas, will continue to occur within the strong outer rain bands. These heavier rain bands may train over the same areas, increasing the likelihood of flash flooding.

Sandbags are still available and can be picked up at Natchitoches Public Works, 100 Mill Street, Natchitoches between the hours of 8am-4pm.

Always Be Storm Ready, have water, flashlights, batteries, emergency supplies, food, medication, gas, paper towels, lantern, kitchen matches and a Portable Radio on hand for at least 72 hours.