Sunday, June 1, 2014

Flood Advisory for Metro Area

By Joey Lehrman | Email the Author | Follow on Twitter

A flood advisory has been issued for Kenner, Metairie, Avondale, and Norther Jefferson Parish until 3pm today. Stay safe and dry out there!

The National Weather Service issued the notice early this morning; the advisory includes urban and small stream flood notices for northern Jefferson Parish, including Metairie, Kenner and Avondale, until 3 p.m. 
At 12:55 p.m., meteorologists with the Slidell office of the National Weather Service detected a band of showers and thunderstorms over Metairie and upper Jefferson Parish.. Radar estimates indicate that up to 2 inches of rain had fallen over parts of Metairie during the past few hours.
"Many secondary streets will likely succumb to nuisance street flooding," said the advisory mesage. "Additional rainfall will maintain the threat of street flooding through 3 p.m." 
That concern is borne out by radio messages reporting street flooding at various locations during the past hour by Kenner police and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies.
Stay safe and dry out there! And send in your storm pics if you've gotten any; I've seem some remarkable photos and posts already today from some of my followers.

Joey Lehrman is a retired teacher with over 40 years of experience in the New Orleans public school system. Since retiring, he has transitioned to sharing his experience and perspective and all things New Orleans through a variety of blogs, news-sites, and social networks.

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