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Kenner prepares for the possibility of severe weather

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KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

Forecasters from the National Weather Service say several inches of rain are possible in Kenner and throughout metropolitan New Orleans between late Tuesday night and Friday, as rain and thunderstorms move through the area during that period.

Kenner city leaders have asked residents to help reduce the chance of street flooding by clearing leaves, mud and other debris from their streets and drains around their property. Debris impedes water flow into the drainage system.

Also, residents are asked to retrieve garbage cans, furniture and lawn decorations and store them properly. High winds can damage those items and potentially turn them into projectiles.     

In the event of heavy rains, Kenner officials will be working with Jefferson Parish officials to monitor drainage canal conditions. Anyone who wants to report drainage problems should contact Kenner's Public Works Department: (504) 468-7515.

As a reminder, in the event of street flooding, Kenner Code of Ordinance Section 7-66 prohibits motorists from traveling on flooded streets in such a manner to cause water, waves or wakes to enter property alongside of or adjacent to the road, or cause water to rise in already flooded property.

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