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Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms Updates

May 18
5:05 PM
Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms

Flash Flood Warning

According to the National Weather Service, New Orleans is under flash flood warning until 6 p.m. today, May 18, 2018.

Residents are advised to use caution around areas prone to significant street flooding such as streets under bridges and overpasses. 

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 remain indoors during heavy rainfall unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The New Orleans Police Department will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water.

Additionally, residents are allowed to park on the neutral ground and sidewalks, as long as vehicles do not block intersections or streetcar tracks.

Residents are encouraged to visit to view reported street flooding. The City will keep residents updated through email alerts and the @NOLAReady Twitter account.