Postponements, closures, updates in advance of Hurricane Delta



CLTCC continues to monitor Hurricane Delta mindful of our eight campuses across Central Louisiana. Due to the current hurricane forecasts, CLTCC will discontinue face-to-face classes at 2 p.m. Thursday (today), Oct. 8; campuses will remain open until 4:30 p.m. The college will be closed Friday, Oct. 9. Students and staff should be prepared to resume classes online following the storm, as resources allow. CLTCC encourages everyone to remain safe throughout Hurricane Delta.


LSMSA suspends classes due to threat of Hurricane Delta

Based on information provided to us by the National Weather Service regarding the impact of Hurricane Delta on Louisiana, all classes at LSMSA will be suspended as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 18.  Wednesday, Oct. 14-Friday, Oct. 16, was previously scheduled for Fall Break.

On-line classes will resume Monday, Oct. 19.

Students are expected to continue to work on and/or submit previously assigned projects until 4:30 p.m., Thursday. They will not be required to turn in anything until classes resume on Monday, Oct. 19. Instructors will communicate directly with their students regarding any changes to their scheduled deadlines.

The campus will be closed  Friday, Oct. 9. Unless notified otherwise, campus offices will reopen  Monday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m.


Cane River Lake is currently at 98.2 MSL.
Pool Stage is 98.0 MSL
Flood Stage is 99.0 MSL
 Hurricane Delta is forecasted to potentially have significant  impacts to our area.  Cane River Lake property owners need to be prepared.  Please secure loose items, check ropes securing boats and other things.  Monitor your property and remain diligent in observing water levels and weather conditions for personal safety and property protection.  Cane River Lake is expected to rise rapidly, have fallen trees and other debris that potentially will interfere with safe navigation, therefore the lake will close at 7 pm today October 8, 2020.  Once the storm passes a lake assessment will occur.  The lake will reopen once it is safe to do so.  Making decisions should be based on information from the National Weather Service, Governmental Agencies, and your knowledge.  Due to the intensity of this storm and the safety of the Commissions employee water levels will be posted as often as it is safe to do so.  To view lake levels visit the Commissions web site at  (click at the top on NEWS, in the drop-down box click PRESS RELEASES, scroll down, and click on LAKE STATUS.  For more information contact Betty Fuller @ 318-617-3235.  


While local and state agencies, along with the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service, continue to monitor Hurricane Delta and the potential impacts to the state, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office announces sandbags are available at the Natchitoches City Public Works Office located at 110 Mill St. in Natchitoches, La.
Sandbags can be picked up between 8 a.m.-4pm.
This morning, NPSO deputies are ensuring chainsaws, ATV equipment and boats are ready to respond if needed.
Be prepared for the possible effects of Hurricane Delta by having flashlights, batteries, medicine, water, important paperwork, food and gasoline for your vehicles and generators.
Additional updates will be provided as they become available from the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.



In response to the threat of Hurricane Delta, classes on all campuses of Northwestern State University will be held virtually Friday, Oct. 9.  The storm is expected to bring strong winds, heavy rains and possible flash flooding to central Louisiana Friday night and Saturday. 
NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio met with state officials and other administrators in making the decision.  Many Friday classes meet virtually and end before noon, according to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Greg Handel.
Faculty and staff will telework from home with only essential personnel on campus Friday. Students should access their courses via myNSU. The university will not be officially closed but will maintain operations in an online format.
“Many students are already taking classes virtually and in a hybrid format.  By holding all classes online Friday, students who have face-to-face classes can return to their homes after Thursday if they wish to do so,” Maggio said.
Food services and housing will be open and available to students who remain on campus.  Hours will be posted and updated on NSU’s official social media channels.  The Russell Hall computer lab will remain open and accessible with student ID. Watson Library will be closed Friday and Saturday and will reopen Sunday with regular hours, 2-10 p.m. Hours for other campus libraries is available at
Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall in the Louisiana central coast midday Friday.  The main impact to central and northwest Louisiana will begin Friday afternoon through the morning hours into Saturday with possible wind gusts of 50-80 miles per hour. 

Modern in Motion

Modern in Motion

Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival

Crows on the Cane

Deadline for entry forms and fees are now Thursday, Oct. 15.
Farmer’s Market
No  market Saturday, Oct. 10. It will resume next Saturday, Oct. 17.