Rising water inundates roads in the Palm Lake area of Slidell. (Photo/video courtesy of Michael Geissler)
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -
The National Weather Service anticipates minor coastal flooding for several Louisiana parishes this weekend.
The NWS issued a Coastal Flood Warnings for St. Tammany, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Tangipahoa parishes at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. The warnings are set to expire at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18.
"Persistent East wings combined with astronomical high tide will result in elevated water levels, mainly along east facing shores," according to the NWS. "This will results in the inundation of some low-lying areas as well as coastal, lakeshore and bayou access roadways that normally experience flooding."
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlman said, Sunday night, that residents who live in Ycloskey and Delacroix Island may return to their homes if they have a high-water vehicle. He said that winds have pushed water over some roadways on Saturday. The sheriff's department has a checkpoint located at the junction leading to Ycloskey and Delacroix Island.