New Orleans, La. - In anticipation of severe weather forecasted for the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. According to the National Weather Service, heavy rain and storms will affect the area today. Rainfall of 2-4 inches along with wind is expected.
Residents should call the City's 311 hot line for emergency preparedness information and to report malfunctioning traffic signals. Due to the potentially severe danger that could result from high water, residents should call 911 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies.
Residents are advised to stay at home during the severe weather unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The NOPD will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water.
The following is a list of streets prone to significant flooding during severe weather: