Tracking Nicholas: Storm Blog, Closures

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Nicholas Graphic(Source: Associated Press)
Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 5:31 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 8:17 AM CDT
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(KALB) - Here, we are compiling information on how various communities are preparing for the potential impact of Nicholas.

UPDATE: All Avoyelles Parish public charter schools and private schools will be closed Wednesday, September 15th due to flooding concerns.

Click here for the latest from the First Alert Storm Center



  • Avoyelles Parish schools, public and private, closed September 15.
  • CLTCC Ward H. Nash Avoyelles Campus ONLY will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 15 - The college will continue to monitor this storm and re-evaluate to determine possibly reopening Thursday.
  • Vernon Parish Public Schools will reopen on September 15.


  • All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed on September 15.


Rapides Parish

  • Beginning at 10 am on September 14 at the following locations, self-serve sandbags will be available. Bring a shovel or bucket to fill. Five per exterior door & 10 per patio style doors:

More sandbag locations:

  • In preparation for Hurricane Nicholas, The City of Natchitoches is providing sandbags to city residents. Sandbags may be picked up at Public Works, located at 110 Mill Street from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sept. 14 (as long as supplies last).

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