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Wednesday October 31st, 2018 :: 08:00 p.m. EDT


Severe Weather Possible Thursday Morning

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The National Weather Service anticipates a line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move through the Southeast Louisiana area overnight and into tomorrow morning, Thursday, Nov. 1st. Potential threats include damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Additionally, these storms could bring heavy rain, with two to four inches likely and locally higher amounts possible. Heavy rain in a short period of time could cause street flooding. The greatest threat to the New Orleans metro area will be between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday morning.

Review storm safety tips to ensure your family knows what to do during severe weather.

  • During severe thunderstorms, seek shelter from wind and lightning.
  • In the case of a tornado warning, go to an interior room on the lowest level. Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.
  • Never drive through flooded areas. Call 9-1-1 to report major street flooding.
Preparing your home and neighborhood before a storm can help reduce potential damage.
  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from in front of catch basins. Don’t lift a catch basin lid.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.

Move your vehicles to higher ground.

Parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks will be suspended beginning at 10 p.m. this evening. Residents are reminded not to block intersections, driveways, or streetcar tracks. To reduce the risk of street flooding, do not park in front of or on a catch basin, and do not dispose of anything in a catch basin.

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