Weather Alerts for Orleans Parish

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning
ORLEANS PARISH

Areas Affected:
Jefferson - Orleans - Plaquemines - St. Bernard
Effective: Sun, 4/12 7:00pm Updated: Thu, 4/9 9:30pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 4/17 7:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Louisiana...
Mississippi River At Red River Landing affecting East Baton
Rouge...Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes
Mississippi River At Baton Rouge affecting East Baton Rouge and
West Baton Rouge Parishes
Mississippi River At Donaldsonville affecting Ascension Parish
Mississippi River At Reserve affecting St. Charles...St. James and
St. John The Baptist Parishes
Mississippi River At New Orleans affecting Jefferson...Orleans...
Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes
The Flood Warning continues for
The Mississippi River At New Orleans.
* Until Friday April 17.
* At  6:00 PM Thursday the stage was 16.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise to near flood stage Sunday
April 12, then begin falling.
* Impact...At 17.0 feet...The river level will continue making
navigation and docking difficult. The city is protected to a
project height of 20 feet.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet...Strong eddies will develop below the gage at
Carrollton, with increased negative impacts on navigation.
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Information:
Forecast crests are based upon rainfall that has occurred along with
anticipated rain for the next 24 hours. Adjustments to the forecasts
will be made if additional heavy rainfall occurs.
Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember, two feet of
rushing water can carry away most vehicles including pickups. Turn
around and don`t drown!
A followup product will be issued later. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio, local tv and radio stations...or your cable provider, for the
latest information. The latest graphical hydrologic information can
also be found at Weather.Gov.