Street Flooding

We have a 60% rain chance today. "We will see an increased chance for rain and storms today as the area of high pressure moves away from Louisiana," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. "Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain." He says some of the cells could...
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July 03, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Authorities say city streets were draining and power was being restored in several New Orleans neighborhoods after a nearly stationary thunderstorm dropped torrents of rain. Water poured down streets in the West Bank and other neighborhoods after this morning's storm. Entergy...
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Jim Hanzo
July 03, 2018 - 6:42 am
Tuesday will be a very wet one for most of the day Rain is expected much of the day, 90 percent. Be aware of street flooding. "The rain should move out of the city by 6 p.m. in time for the fireworks this evening," said WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. A Flash Flood Warning for parts of Orleans...
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Chris Miller
October 02, 2017 - 1:25 pm
A line of heavy thunderstorms trained over the south shore early this afternoon, causing street flooding in parts of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Click here for WWL.com radar. "Numerous reports of street flooding in New Orleans," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "Heavy rain has...
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Chris Miller
August 28, 2017 - 2:20 pm
The city of New Orleans this afternoon announced that it's okay for drivers to park their cars on neutral grounds and sidewalks, to reduce the risk of flooding their vehicles in heavy rains related to Tropical Storm Harvey. A text alert from NOLA Ready says vehicles must not block streetcar tracks...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 10, 2017 - 7:46 am
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today clarified the threat to the city's pumping capacity after an overnight fire in a power producing turbine. "If all of the power from Entergy continues... we will be able to handle a typical rainfall," Mitch Landrieu announced. The problem, he explains is if the...
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Chris Miller
August 08, 2017 - 6:28 am
Was New Orleans' drainage system overwhelmed, or was Saturday's flooding worse than it could have been? A special meeting today of the New Orleans City Council is looking for answers. Council president Jason Williams was not happy with how the city's drainage system worked: "We can't handle a bad...
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August 07, 2017 - 9:18 pm
(AP) -- As New Orleans dried out Monday from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes. Council President Jason Williams said he plans the Tuesday meeting "not to make any...
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