Flash flood warning issued for parts of New Orleans Metro Area

Flash flood warning issued for parts of New Orleans Metro Area
VIPIR radar shows storms moving through the New Orleans Metro Area. (FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Affected Area: Jefferson; Orleans; Plaquemines; St. Bernard; St. Charles

The National Weather Service In New Orleans Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For

West Central St. Bernard Parish In Southeastern Louisiana... Northeastern St. Charles Parish In Southeastern Louisiana... Southwestern Orleans Parish In Southeastern Louisiana... Northwestern Jefferson Parish In Southeastern Louisiana... Northwestern Plaquemines Parish In Southeastern Louisiana... 

* Until 4:45 PM CDT.

* At 2:40 PM Cdt, Doppler Radar Indicated Thunderstorms Producing Heavy Rain Across The Warned Area. Radar Estimates Rainfall Rates Of Up To 3 Inches Per Hour. Flash Flooding Is Expected To Begin Shortly.

* Some Locations That Will Experience Flooding Include... New Orleans, Chalmette, Avondale, Metairie, Marrero, Harvey, East New Orleans, Timberlane, Belle Chasse, Jefferson, Gretna, Harahan, Westwego, River Ridge, Ama, Estelle, St. Rose, Woodmere, Elmwood And Terrytown. Additional Rainfall Amounts Of Over 3 Inches Are Possible In The Warned Area.

Turn Around, Don`t Drown When Encountering Flooded Roads. Most Flood Deaths Occur In Vehicles.