Flash Flood in USA on October 03 2017 03:23 AM (UTC).
Street flooding is being reported in several different parts of the city as strong storms and heavy rains move through the metro. City officials said flooding has been reported in Gentilly, Algiers and New Orleans East. Storms have been moving through the metro Monday morning. WDSU photographer Megan Mackel found three vehicles surrounded by floodwaters Monday afternoon near Gentilly Boulevard and Paris Avenue. The cars can be seen near an overpass with floodwaters taking over the intersection. NOLA Ready, the city of New Orleans' emergency preparedness site, has been tweeting the location of areas that are flooding. Intersections include the 800 block of North Broad Street, Leon C. Simon and Press drives, the 2900 block of General DeGaulle Drive and in the 9600 block of Hayne Boulevard. City officials are monitoring the flooding and the pumps, which have come under scrutiny after a flood event in August brought to light several issues at the Sewerage and Water Board. Several pumps and turbines are out of service due to technical issues. Sewerage and Water Board officials said 109 of the city's 120 drainage pumps are working properly. Officials said two pumps in the Gentilly neighborhood stopped working during Monday's downpours. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings in New Orleans and in St. Bernard and Jefferson parishes. The weather service said up to 3 inches of rain had fallen by Monday afternoon, and another 1 to 3 inches were possible. One of the threats for the city during heavy rainfall are storms that are stationary and don't give the pumps enough time to move out the floodwater. Officials said the city's pump system still is not at full capacity. WDSU meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy said rain chances will remain elevated through early Tuesday.