Rain

Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
October 15, 2019 - 6:09 am
Officials have expanded the evacuation zone around the crumbling structure of the Hard Rock Hotel as incoming rains pose a threat of causing more of the structure to collapse. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell warned, "Obvisouly any weight that gets put on that building causes a little more...
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Thomas Perumean
August 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
Monday's mini deluge dumped between three and five inches of water in a two hour period, according to WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. Sewerage and Water Board says storms that drop more than in inch an hour can outpace the capacity of their system. Streetflooding in the CBD not only...
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Chris Miller
August 26, 2019 - 5:41 pm
A torrential downpour Monday afternoon flooded streets around New Orleans, and hit downtown hard enough to put water in some businesses. WWL-TV's Paul Murphy found street flooding on Poydras near Baronne, and said water made its way under the door of a Jimmy John's subs. More street flooding on...
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David Blake
August 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
We all know the drill: a big shower dumps inches of rain on New Orleans in a short period of time, and then often comes street flooding. An LSU study of rain events over the last six decades shows showers have gotten more intense and drop more rain in a shorter period of time, causing increased...
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Chris Miller
July 23, 2019 - 8:27 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Jefferson, Lafourche, and St. Charles parishes through 10:00 p.m. Tuesday. Some parts of New Orleans are also reporting street flooding. There are currently 4 reported STREET FLOODING areas in New Orleans: 2600 Block of Pine Street...
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Scoot
July 10, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The sudden, massive rain that hit the New Orleans area this morning is just a reminder that there are some things that we cannot control or even predict. As the city of New Orleans was preparing for the effects of a weather system that moved into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to grow into a...
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A line of strong storms raked across Louisiana overnight, sending showers and downpours into Southeast Louisiana for the morning. While it makes for a wet commute, the rain and clouds that follow are keeping the region from getting as hot as it has been. "We will have a mix of sun and clouds...
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Southeast Louisiana is under a flash flood watch until 7:00pm. "Heavy rain is the main story of the day with rainfall rates of 2-3" per hour possible," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "This amount of rain could lead to flash flooding and street flooding across the New Orleans area...
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Chris Miller
June 05, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Tropical moisture is surging our way and will be bringing us rain for a few days, according to the local weather experts in the WWL-TV forecast center. Rain chances jump to 80 percent for tomorrow. "Our rainier pattern has begun," said meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "We're expecting rain, maybe...
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GOHSEP
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 05, 2019 - 10:29 am
Louisiana officials are warning everyone to get ready for potentially flooding rains the rest of this week. "The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges everyone to prepare for heavy rainfall in portions of the state already dealing with elevated river...
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