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Flash flood warning issued for Orleans, Jefferson Parishes

(Source: Mikel Schaefer/WVUE) (Source: Mikel Schaefer/WVUE)

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a flash flood warning for Orleans Parish and northern Jefferson Parish until 2:15 p.m.

At 10:30 a.m. radar showed heavy rain from thunderstorms that could cause flooding in low-lying areas.

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Cities and towns included in the advisory are New Orleans, Metairie, Avondale, Jefferson, Gretna, Harahan, Westwego, Elmwood, Bridge City, Arabi and River Ridge.

Streets in and around New Orleans City Park are flooding. 

Just behind NOMA and down the street from Christian Brothers School in the park looks like some of the lagoons are overflowing.

The Festival Grounds in the park are also a mess. Dozens of workers are out preparing for the start of Hogs for the Cause, the big barbeque benefit scheduled to open at 3 p.m.

We spotted some chin and knee deep in water.

City Park Avenue in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art where it hits Carrollton Avenue is under water and almost impassable.

Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the area. This additional rain will make minor flooding.

High rainfall rates will continue to result in ponding of water in on highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots.

Avoid driving vehicles through flooded streets.

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