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Thunderstorm Arrives In New Orleans To Do What Cristobal Didn't

Street flooding in Midcity, New Orleans. June 10, 2020.
Tegan Wendland
Street flooding in Midcity, New Orleans. June 10, 2020.

Tropical Storm Cristobal came and went through New Orleans without delivering much of the forecasted flooding. So here comes a thunderstorm to do the job instead.

New Orleans residents are reporting widespread street flooding and NOLA Ready has issued several alerts, including a flash flood warning a little before 9:30 a.m.

Just ahead of those alerts, the National Weather Service (NWS) in New Orleans said "moderate to heavy" rain is moving through the New Orleans metro area. The flash flood warning covers New Orleans, Marrero, Metarie, Kenner and Waggaman, and lasts until 10:45 a.m.

Credit NWS

New Orleans EMS said its high-water resources (read: rafts) are on standby for flood water emergencies and residents should call 911 to report major street flooding.

You can report or check on street flooding with .

Credit NOLA Ready
NOLA Ready

This probably goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: don't try to drive in this.

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Ashley Dean is the digital news editor for New Orleans Public Radio. Before coming to New Orleans, she was the editor of Denverite, a digital news startup now under the Colorado Public Radio umbrella. Prior to that she was a copy editor and features writer at the Denver Post, and before that, a music reporter for the Colorado Daily. She graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in journalism and from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.