Some streets fill with rain water

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 14, 2018 - 12:25 pm
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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for much of Southeast Louisiana as heavy rains flood some streets.

"In effect along the line from around Houma to around Poplarville, including New Orleans and Slidell. Street flooding already being reported," the Weather Service said in on Twitter.

Here is the warning advisory:

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Northwestern St. Bernard Parish in southeastern Louisiana...
  Southeastern St. Charles Parish in southeastern Louisiana...
  Orleans Parish in southeastern Louisiana...
  Northeastern Terrebonne Parish in southeastern Louisiana...
  Central Lafourche Parish in southeastern Louisiana...
  Jefferson Parish in southeastern Louisiana...
  Northern Plaquemines Parish in southeastern Louisiana...

* Until 315 PM CDT.

* At 1210 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. 2 to 3
  inches of rain have fallen. Street flooding is already being
  reported and is expected to worsen until rain lightens up.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in
the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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