Flooding in New Orleans and suburbs after day of heavy rain
Aug. 06, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-area residents are slogging through floodwaters after a day of heavy rainfall.
NOLA.com reports a flash flood warning for parts of New Orleans was extended to 11 p.m. Warnings for some other nearby areas expired earlier.
The news site reported nearly 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain fell in Mid-City during the afternoon and about 5 inches (13 centimeters) fell elsewhere in the city. Water was knee-deep in much of New Orleans.
The Sewerage and Water Board told the news site water was at the top of the Peoples Avenue Canal, but there were no breaches.
More than 1,700 customers were reported without power in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish as of 9:20 p.m.
The National Weather Service forecast scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing overnight and into Saturday.