Flooding hits Jefferson and other areas after thunderstorms

Flooding hits Jefferson and other areas after thunderstorms

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - As thunderstorms moved across the metro area our FOX 8 cameras caught images of flooding in Jefferson, La.

This is Central Avenue where you can see cars wading through tire-high flood waters traveling along the road.

According to Jefferson Parish Public Information Officer Antwan Harris, as of 4:30 p.m. several areas saw two or more inches of rain. He reported 3.18 inches near the Yenni Building, on Clearview 2.43 inches, on North Arnoult 3.09 inches, Transcontinental and West Metairie 2.26 inches, David Drive and York 2.57 inches.

Harris says the Jefferson Parish Street Department is out monitoring those areas. He also added that all pumps are "on and working."

So far there are no reports of street closures due to flooding.

Fox 8 Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood says Jefferson wasn't the only area that saw those thunderstorms.

Lafourche, Terrebonne, and even areas along the coast saw affects of the stormy weather.

Norwood says most of the rain was caused by a "weak front boundary" that stalled over the area interacting with an "upper low" dragging in gulf moisture.

Tune in to Fox 8 News at 9 and 10 to find out more about the weather later tonight. Also, see the chances of rain for the work week in Your Weather Authority forecast.

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