South shore picks up just 1 to 2 inches, no flooding as storms blow through
A line of storms moved through the New Orleans metro Thursday delivering 2-inch-per-hour rainfall in some locations.
Some wind damage was reported in the Franklinton area north of Lake Pontchartrain. Several homes sustained roof damage as the storms passed on Thursday morning.
70-mile-per-hour winds were reported near Folsom and Hammond as the line of storms moved through.
A possible tornado caused light to moderate roof damage to an industrial plant in Iberville Parish about a mile north of Plaquemine. No injuries were reported.
The Emergency Operations Manager for Terrebonne Parish reported that it took about 90 minutes for the line of strong storms to pass through the parish. The rain caused only minor flooding and gusty winds produced only minor tree damage in the parish and no damage to any structures.
On some parts of the north shore, nearly 12 inches of rain fell over a three-day period. Rainfall amounts in the city of New Orleans averaged less than 3 inches this week and just 1 to inches of rainfall was recorded on Thursday. Pumps easily kept up with the rainfall and no street flooding was reported.
Many rivers have risen and are approaching bankfull or are already in flood stage. Additional moderate to heavy rainfall may cause some sections of rivers to rise to minor and moderate flood stage.
Governor Jindal declared a "state of emergency" Thursday clearing the way for the use of state funds in storm-damaged areas of the state.
Another weather system will bring a chance of locally heavy rain from scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night through Monday.