Very heavy and persistent rains Saturday afternoon led to widespread flash flooding across the New Orleans Metro area. Some areas reported over 6 inches of rain with most of that coming within a 3-hour span.
Much of New Orleans was left in gridlock due to the flooded streets and heavy rainfall. Some business did report taking in some water.
Banks St., 5:30 p.m. Still raining. pic.twitter.com/tnuLYnaAD1
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