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Flash flood warning issued for Orleans, St. Bernard Parishes

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FOX 8 News received the following severe weather warning from the National Weather Service at 3:16 p.m. Thursday:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...

CENTRAL ORLEANS PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

EXTREME NORTHWESTERN ST. BERNARD PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CHALMETTE...

* UNTIL 615 PM CDT

* AT 310 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM NEAR CHALMETTE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 5 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.

IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.

RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY AUTOMOBILE.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANS.

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