More than three inches of rain fell in New Orleans this morning, leading to street flooding across the city, our media partners at The Advocate/Times Picayue report.
Street flooding was reported Wednesday morning in more than 100 places throughout New Orleans amid strong thunderstorms. The water was 3 to 4 feet deep in some spots, forecasters said at 9 a.m., the papers report.
Parking restrictions have been lifted in New Orleans. Residents can park their vehicles on neutral grounds and sidewalks, but they shouldn't block intersections, bike paths or streetcar tracks, the newspapers report.
Between 3 and 5 inches of rain have fallen already in Wednesday's storms, forecasters said at 9:55 a.m., the newspapers report.
We've pulled some coverage from New Orleans media of this morning's events.
One family had a lot of excitement this morning, and the flood wasn't even the big news:
Here's a story about a WWL employee who saved a lady stranded by water:
We found some video of this morning's flooding:
Here's video of a rescue under an overpass:
Even if residents were aggravated, the ducks were OK with it:
Here's video of some young people helping a neighbor:
Some video of flooding in Gentilly: