New Orleans residents are already feeling the effects of a storm system that is churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Right now, this is just a large band of showers, but it's already causing some flooding in Downtown New Orleans.

In addition to today's heavy rains, a flash flood warning has been issued for the Mississippi River.
A tropical depression is forming in the Gulf of Mexico and it could strengthen.
There is still a great deal of uncertainty about the eventual path and intensity of this system. Residents are encouraged to continue to pay attention and make preparations as impacts become more clear.

Due to current weather conditions, NOFD and NOPD resources have been dispatched to the following underpass locations to put up barricades because of high water:

N Carrollton Ave/I-10
City Park Ave/I-10
Canal Blvd/Pontalba St
Marconi Dr/I-610
St Bernard Ave/Florida Ave
Paris Ave/I-610
Gentilly Blvd/I-610
Broad St/Flordia Ave
Franklin Ave/I-10
Gentilly Blvd/Chef Menteur Hwy
Press Dr/Leon C Simon Dr
Downman Rd/Lake Shore Dr
General De Gaulle Dr/Woodland Dr
General De Gaulle Dr/Westbank Expy