Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Flash Flood Warning
Heavy rain and thunderstorms moved through New Orleans in the early morning of May 12, causing street flooding citywide. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 8:30 a.m. Residents are encouraged to take precautions during heavy rain and street flooding.
Parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks are suspended until further notice. Residents encouraged to move vehicles to high ground.
Use caution around areas prone to significant street flooding, like streets under bridges and overpasses. The New Orleans Police Department will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water. Due to the potentially severe danger that could result from high water, residents should call 9-1-1 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies. Reports of street flooding are shown in real time at streetwise.nola.gov.
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