Lusher, Audubon and Samuel J. Green charter schools, Tulane University and City Hall will all be closing early today (Tuesday, Feb. 23) because of the sudden threat of severe weather.
More than 1,600 Entergy customers in the Carrollton and Hollygrove neighborhoods were temporarily without power as a Monday afternoon thunderstorm rolled through the area, utility officials said.
Three construction workers escaped from a home just off Wisner Park moments before it collapsed amid the high winds during Monday morning’s storms in New Orleans, they said.
See below for live coverage via Twitter of the aftermath of Monday’s storms around Uptown New Orleans from UptownMessenger.com.
Thousands of Uptown New Orleans residents lost power on Monday morning as strong storms brought a tornado watch to the city, according to Entergy maps.
More than 2,000 homes and businesses in the Carrollton area are without power Monday morning amid heavy downpours that could persist throughout the week, officials said.
The Krewe of Proteus will roll at 4 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 16), followed by the Krewe of Orpheus at 4:45 p.m., in changes to the parade schedule that New Orleans officials hope will avoid the rain that is expected this evening.
The National Weather Service is warning New Orleans that temperatures are expected to sink below freezing Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, making for the coldest night since last winter.
New Orleans is under a severe-weather watch Tuesday that could include hail and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
A large tree and several power poles were knocked down on Short Street during Wednesday night’s wind storm in the Carrollton area, but weather officials say it is unclear what exactly caused the tree to fall.
The ROMP! fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity in Palmer Park scheduled for today (Saturday, May 10) has been postponed until June because of the threat of rain, organizers said.