Residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Season 2023

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr. would like to remind Natchitoches residents to develop a plan ahead of any potential hurricane impact during this current season. Weather experts predict a near normal Atlantic season with 12-17 named storms, of which 5 to 9 will become hurricanes. In recent history, August and September are the most active months for direct hurricane impact in the state of Louisiana. 

The best way to prepare for a dangerous storm is to adopt a plan ahead of time. One emergency professional noted, “The most effective way to prepare for any emergency is to prepare for it before it happens.” To this point, Mayor Williams urges residents to visit to both download Regroup to receive emergency notifications and to receive guidance concerning the creation of an emergency preparedness plan.