Although New Orleans was spared Tropical Storm Lee’s worst rain and winds, Uptown neighborhoods reported isolated damage, street flooding and power outages Saturday and Sunday.
A few large trees were lost, including one that knocked out a transformer in the riverside area around Jefferson Avenue and caused 1,600 power outages on Sunday afternoon, according to Entergy New Orleans. About 1,000 Entergy customers had previously lost power Uptown on Saturday, including 600 in the Broadmoor and Fontainebleau areas and 250 in the University and Hurstville areas, though most of those outages were restored overnight.
Street flooding was also reported Saturday morning in an number of flood-prone areas, including State and Palmer streets near Claiborne, Delachaise and Prytania, and Jefferson and Dryades. Those areas drained off by Sunday, though with more rain expected as Lee continued its slow path through Louisiana, many residents left their cars parked in the neutral ground and other high areas in case the flood waters returned.