Office of Emergency Preparedness Hosts NWS Webinar on Potential Impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey

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Members of the Natchitoches Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, 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 that is anticipated to pass through or be near our area on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sheriff Victor Jones, Chief Mickey Dove, Parish President Rick Nowlin, NSU President Chris Maggio, D.A. Billy Joe Harrington and 911 District Director Willis Carter Attended.

In Natchitoches Parish, sandbags are available and can be picked up at Natchitoches Public Works, 100 Mill St., from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sheriff Victor Jones stated that our Office of Emergency Preparedness is constantly in contact with and monitoring information from Louisiana GOSHEP and National Weather Service.

Always Be Storm Ready:

Have water, flashlights, batteries, emergency supplies, food, medication, gas, paper towels, lantern, kitchen matches and a weather radio on hand for at least 72 hours.

Continue to pray for family, friends, the State of Texas and all first responders who have responded to the region to assist in rescue operations.

Photos courtesy NPSO