REPORTS: Thousands Without Power in Louisiana as Flood Threat Shifts East

By By Mark Leberfinger, Staff Writer
October 27, 2015, 8:31:22 AM EDT

As of 6:55 a.m. CDT, this blog is no longer active. For archived reports, see below. Forecast information for the flood threat from Mississippi to Florida can be found here.

Heavy rain will continue to stream into Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, threatening to trigger major flooding.

“Widespread rainfall totals of 3-6 inches are expected through Monday with localized higher amounts,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said. "Motorists should prepare for potential road closures and are strongly reminded to never cross a flooded road.”

Between 8 and 9 inches of rain fell across Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday.

In addition to the flooding rain, locations from southern Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle will remain at risk for isolated tornadoes and occasional gale-force winds.

A tornado was confirmed by an NWS Storm Survey Team on Sunday afternoon in Destrehan, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. One woman was injured due to damage to her mobile home, according to local emergency management.


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5:33 a.m. Monday: More than 8,000 Entergy customers are without power across Louisiana.

5:09 a.m. Monday: Tree blocking the road in Jackson, Mississippi.

5:00 a.m. Monday: Latest wind gusts along the Gulf Coast.

Latest Wind Gusts Along Gulf Coast
City, StateGust (mph)
Gulf Shores, Alabama37
Gulfport, Mississippi33
Mobile, Alabama33
Pensacola, Florida31
Slidell, Louisiana29
Pascagoula, Mississippi28

4:35 a.m. Monday: A Wind Advisory is in effect across southern Alabama until 7 p.m. Monday evening. Winds could gust over 30 mph.

4:07 a.m. Monday: 40 mph gust at Dauphin Island, Alabama, Mesonet reports.

3:29 a.m. Monday: Four to 6 inches of rain have fallen in last 6 hours along the I-55 corridor between McComb and Brookhaven, Mississippi, Mesonet reports.


3:13 a.m. Monday: Flooding closes roads between McComb and the Amite County line in Mississippi, the Pike County 911 Center reported.


3:06 a.m. Monday: 48 mph gust at Mobile Regional Airport, Alabama, Mesonet reports.

2:56 a.m. Monday: More than 14,000 Entergy New Orleans customers are without power, the utility reported. Another 19,000 customers are without power across Louisiana.


2:47 a.m. Monday: 3.76 inches of rain fell in 3 hours at Brookhaven, Mississippi, Mesonet reports.

2:20 a.m. Monday: More than 3,000 electric customers around Jackson, Mississippi, are without power, most of those customers of the Southern Pine Electric Power Association, utilities report.


2:09 a.m. Monday 24-hour rain totals from Mississippi.

24-Hour Rain Totals Across Mississippi (ending 2 a.m. Monday)
CityAmount (inches)

2:05 a.m. Monday: 1.30 inches of rain in 1 hour at Brookhaven, Mississippi, Mesonet reports.

1:41 a.m. Monday: 8.76 inches of rain have fallen at McComb-Pike County Airport, Mississippi, in the last 24 hours, Mesonet reports.


1:14 a.m. Monday: Travel problems continue on Interstate 10 in the Baton Rouge area.

1:11 a.m. Monday: More than 9,400 Mississippi customers are without power due to storms, utilities report.

12:50 a.m. Monday: 24-hour rain totals across Louisiana on Sunday.

24-Hour Rain Totals Across Louisiana (Sunday)
CityAmount (inches)CityAmount (inches)
New Orleans8.64Dequincy3.96
Baton Rouge8.57Peason3.95
New Roads5.05Opelousas3.62
Fort Polk4.81Sulphur3.16
South Lafourche4.63Lafayette3.14
Bastrop4.32De Ridder3.00
Alexandria4.24Lake Charles2.26

12:43 a.m. Monday: New travel problems reported on the Acadian Thruway near Baton Rouge.

12:35 a.m. Monday: 52 mph gust clocked on an offshore drilling rig south of Empire, Louisiana, National Data Buoy Center reports.

12:11 a.m. Monday: Flooding continues in Lafourche Parish.
11:54 p.m. Sunday: Flooding closes roads in Mandeville, Louisiana.
11:13 p.m. Sunday: More high water affects travel in the Baton Rouge area.
11:00 p.m. Sunday: Flooding continues in New Orleans.

10:44 p.m. Sunday: About 34,000 Louisiana customers are without power after storms, utilities report.

10:07 p.m. Sunday: 63 mph gust clocked on an offshore drilling rig south of New Orleans, the National Data Buoy Center reports.


10:04 p.m. Sunday: 10.64 inches of rain fell in the last 48 hours at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mesonet reports.

9:50 p.m. Sunday:Restrictions for the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge.
9:40 p.m. Sunday: Flooding closes roads in Lafourche Parish.
9:35 p.m. Sunday: More roads closed in the North Shore area of Louisiana.

9:30 p.m. Sunday: 45 mph gust at a shore-based tower at Grand Isle Blocks, Louisiana, National Data Buoy Center reports.

9:15 p.m. Sunday:Part of the Acadian Thruway is closed in Baton Rouge.
9:13 p.m. Sunday: Numerous roads are covered with water but are passable, according to Ascension Parish officials.

8:40 p.m. Sunday: Over 25,000 Entergy customers are currently without power across Louisiana as the rain continues.

8:24 p.m. Sunday: Emergency management reports of minor street flooding in the Shoreline Park area in Waveland, Mississippi, area as water levels have increased in the past several hours.

8:13 p.m. Sunday: 1.05 inches of rain fell within an hour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As of 8:00 p.m. CDT, the city has received 8.58 inches of rain.


8:02 p.m. Sunday: Two roads in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are closed due to high water, the Baton Rouge Police Department reports.

7:22 p.m. Sunday: Floodwaters cover a parking lot in Houma, Louisiana.

7:12 p.m. Sunday: Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness reports a large amount of street flooding in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

6:52 p.m. Sunday: More than 20,000 Entergy customers are currently without power, the utility reports.

6:32 p.m. Sunday: A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 7 miles east of Cocodrie, Louisiana and moving north at 40 mph.

6:03 p.m. Sunday: Reports of streets flooded in the Gray, Louisiana area, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service in Louisiana reports.

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