Hurricane Delta Update – Friday, Oct. 9

· · Hurricane Delta Update – Friday, Oct. 9

Hurricane Delta/Weather Update

From NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio

We will continue to monitor the path and possible impact of Hurricane Delta on the university and our students, faculty and staff.    Outer bands of the storm began coming ashore late this morning in southwestern Louisiana, creating heavy rainfall.   Projections are that the hurricane will make landfall late this afternoon/early evening and move rapidly through central Louisiana into Mississippi tonight and throughout the day tomorrow.  Extensive rain and strong winds are anticipated along the path of the hurricane.  This could result in downed trees, damaged structures and power outages.

Many students remain in campus housing, and staff in Housing, Food Services and other support areas are on campus to assist through the storm.  We encourage everyone to exercise extreme caution during this weather emergency and to observe safety guidelines issued by the National Weather Service and other agencies. Students, faculty, and staff should monitor social media platforms and the university website,, for updates and additional information.  Emergency messages will be sent through the university’s Purple Alert System if necessary.

Please take precautions and stay safe during this weather event.




About the Author:

Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.