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St. Bernard Parish Emergency Management Office
Monday August 26th, 2019 :: 03:49 p.m. CDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 05:45PM

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... West central St. Bernard Parish in southeastern Louisiana... Southwestern Orleans Parish in southeastern Louisiana... North central Jefferson Parish in southeastern Louisiana...

* Until 545 PM CDT.

* At 346 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ORLEANS, LA ... ST. BERNARD, LA ... JEFFERSON, LA

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

Address/Location
St. Bernard Parish Emergency Management Office
8201 W Judge Perez Dr
Chalmette, LA 70043

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 504-278-4322

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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