Street Flooding

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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Chris Miller
June 05, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The city of New Orleans is warning residents to get ready for a few days of heavy rain, and has given the okay for car owners to park their vehicles on neutral grounds. "Parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks will be suspended beginning at 6 p.m. today and will remain suspended until...
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David Blake
May 13, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Was it once again too much rain in a fairly short period of time, or a drainage system failure? The latest incident will be investigated as the pressure continues to mount on the Sewerage and Water Board and the city of New Orleans.. City Councilman Joe Giarrusso has a number of questions he wants...
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Jack Harris
Auto repair shops are bracing for an onslaught of water logged car repairs today as they open for business after yesterday's street flooding. The Mother's Day Deluge has many people cleaning up from flood waters that got into some homes and businesses too. "We had four to five inches of rain," WWL...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
With severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon and evening, the city of New Orleans today announced it is suspending parking restrictions, allowing residents to park on neutral grounds so long as they don't block streetcar tracks or intersections, to avoid potential flooding. "Parking...
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Chris Miller
April 04, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Due to the heavy rainfall, the city of New Orleans has suspended parking restrictions, so people can move their cars to the neutral ground to try and avoid curbside flooding. The restrictions are lifted until 10 a.m. Friday. Residents are reminded not to block intersections or streetcar tracks. "...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 25, 2018 - 8:09 am
A series of intense rain cells have dumped a lot of rain over the same area in Jefferson Parish. Street flooding was reported in Harahan, River Ridge, Kenner and Metairie. The downpours are associated with the remnants of Hurricane Willa that moved from the Pacific, across Mexico and Texas before...
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Chris Miller
September 26, 2018 - 8:17 am
A cold front will do just enough to bring us a lot of rain, but not lower temperatures to anything considered "fall." "Seventy percent chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms today, so watch out for some street flooding," warns Channel 4 meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "It looks like we'll stay soggy...
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September 01, 2018 - 4:42 pm
A tropical wave near Haiti could produce rain for the New Orleans area in the coming days. We are closely monitoring the tropical wave that is moving toward the Gulf of Mexico, and I am in constant contact with all of our City agencies to ensure that they have the resources they need, and assets in...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 17, 2018 - 7:43 am
Rounds of rain are in the forecast today through Sunday. "Louisiana is located between two areas of high pressure," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum detailed. "A trough of low pressure is located north of us along with a stalled cold front. When this happens, we see an increased chance for...
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