Street Flooding

Stormy weather blows through Southeast Louisiana causing some street flooding
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Some heavy downpours with localized flooding is possible this weekend
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The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the New Orleans area until 9:30am after some very heavy rain this morning. Streets, underapasses and low areas at the bottom of exit ramps filled with water.
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Thomas Perumean
September 11, 2019 - 5:08 am
This morning’s meeting was originally scheduled for September 3rd, just days after the streets of CBD filled with water following an intense afternoon storm. Councilman Joe Giarrusso, Chair of the committee, was anxious to get the Sewerage and Water Board in front of the Council to explain what was...
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Thomas Perumean
September 06, 2019 - 6:45 am
The New Orleans City Council has moved forward with revisions to laws and rules for streets closed due to flooding. The idea is to use the city's flood warning system cameras to capture images of drivers illegally moving barriers or driving down flooded streets, pushing water into homes or...
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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 20, 2019 - 6:14 pm
A powerful thunderstorm developed over New Orleans Saturday afternoon and before too long, streets in the CBD and other areas had gone under water. — Mady Duncan (@itsmadyyall) July 20, 2019 The flash flood led to many to question whether Sewerage and Water Board drainage...
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