Flash flood warning issued for New Orleans area as storms move in

Parts of the New Orleans area are under a flash flood warning Monday (Oct. 2) as a front of showers and thunderstorms moves through the area. The warning is in effect until 3:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service said radar around 11:15 a.m. showed heavy rain from thunderstorms crossing Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. The area will remain under a flood advisory until 4:30 p.m.

Forecasters said up to 3 inches have already fallen in the affected area. Another 2-4 inches are possible.

As of 12:09 p.m., the National Weather Service had received reports from the public of flash flooding in the warning area.

The warning affects areas in:

  • Western St. Bernard Parish
  • Southwestern Orleans Parish
  • North central Jefferson Parish

Cities and towns in the warning area that could experience street flooding include:

  • New Orleans
  • Metairie
  • Chalmette
  • Marrero
  • Harvey
  • New Orleans East
  • Timberlane
  • Belle Chasse
  • Jefferson
  • Gretna
  • Westwego
  • Violet
  • Terrytown
  • Meraux
  • Arabi
  • Bridge City
  • Poydras
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for New Orleans and surrounding areas as storms move through the area Monday Oct. 2, 2017. (National Weather Service)

Source : http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/10/flood_advisory_new_orleans_rai.html

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