The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for metro New Orleans through 1am.
We’re expecting heavy rain overnight, with 3 to 5 inches in some areas and up to 8 in others.
The flash flood watch will be in effect for Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles and St. John parishes through 9am Saturday morning.
Street flooding is reported in several areas including the French Quarter, the Warehouse District, the Garden District, Uptown and the West Bank.
Entergy reports power outages Uptown…in the area bounded by St. Charles, Jefferson Avenue, Napoleon Avenue, and Tchoupitoulas.
The City of New Orleans reminds residents of Safety Precautions During Severe Weather
NEW ORLEANS, LA —As severe weather continues throughout the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert.
Due to the potentially severe danger that could result from high water, residents should call 911 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies.
Residents are advised to stay at home during the severe weather unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The NOPD will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water.
The following is a list of streets prone to significant flooding during severe weather.
Calliope @ Claiborne towards Tchoupitoulas St
Calliope & Tchoupitoulas St On-ramps
I-10 and Tulane Exit towards Claiborne
Airline & Tulane Ave intersection
4400 Block of Washington
Washington Ave. near Xavier
All surrounding streets to St. Charles flooded, Gravier/Tulane/S Dupre, S Claiborne/Washington.
500 blk of Lake Marina
Erato/S Genois/City Park/Carrollton
Washington Ave. near Xavier, Washington
Simon Bolivar & Calliope coming from Loyola Ave under the overpass
Poland Ave from St Claude to N. Claiborne
S. Claiborne at Joseph
Holiday to the Crescent City Connection
Shirley and DeGaulle
DeGaulle under the Westbank Expressway
General Meyer from Pace to Shirley
Richland and General Meyer
MacArthur and Holiday
Vespasian and Wall
Throughout the severe weather, residents will be allowed to park on the neutral ground. The City’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is monitoring the severe weather and will keep residents updated through e-mail alert and the Twitter handle @nolaready.