Alexandria, La. (June 18, 2021) — City of Alexandria officials are keeping a close watch on the tropical depression that could form in the Gulf of Mexico Friday.
“The safety of our citizens is our primary concern,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “Our employees have been making initial preparations should the storm develop, and we always encourage our residents to do the same.”
As of Friday afternoon, National Weather Service projections have the storm making landfall in southeast Louisiana with the bulk of the rain falling east of the storm center. As of 1 p.m. Friday, Alexandria was expected to get minimal impact from the storm.
As a precaution, Streets Department crews have been ensuring drains are clear and removing debris while all departments are verifying emergency response supplies are staged and ready for use.
“Now is a good time to download our AlexConnects app to report any problems that may occur and to sign up for emails and texts of city updates at Cenlaready.com,” Hall said. Should weather updates be necessary, residents can also find storm information on the main website at www.cityofalexandriala.com and on the city’s Facebook page.