Heavy rainfall, flash flooding predicted for Natchitoches area

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Parish President Rick Nowlin wants residents of Natchitoches Parish to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather over the next few days. The National Weather Service predicts parts of Northwest Louisiana will experience significant rainfall, as much as 3-6” in some areas, which could lead to flash flooding today and tomorrow. Additional rainfall is possible through the weekend. Drivers are urged to use caution when driving and avoid roadways that are under water.

Section 11.7 of the Parish Code of Ordinances place limitations on the use of Parish roads by heavy haulers when the roads are wet. Damages to Parish roads may result in fines and the business or person responsible having to pay for the necessary road repairs. The Parish requests the cooperation of all commercial haulers and residents over the next several days.