A rainfall rate of approximately one to two inches per hour was recorded in the New Orleans metropolitan area, which was the area that received the most precipitation.
Vehicles were flooded in flash flooding that occurred in Mandeville, Louisiana, and it looked that several homes and businesses were affected.
The National Weather Service estimates that there was a rainfall total of between 4.5 and 6.5 inches that occurred over a relatively short period of time.
The same weather pattern that’s delivering above-average temperatures across much of the Lower 48 has allowed moisture to build up along the Gulf Coast, contributing to the heightened danger of flash flooding and strong to severe thunderstorms.
This week, the flash flood risk has moved further eastward with each passing day.
The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has assigned a Level 3 out of 4 risk for flooding to some regions, including East Texas, the bulk of Louisiana, and areas of southwestern Mississippi.
As a result of runoff that is gradually increasing the levels of rivers and lakes, flood warnings have been issued throughout the region.
On Wednesday, Montgomery County Mark Keough issued a disaster declaration as a result of flooding that occurred to the north of Houston.
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