Heavy rains in La., south Miss., lead to flood warnings

By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS – Soaking rains across the Gulf Coast are leading to flood warnings.

More than 4 inches of rain was reported at New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport since midnight Sunday, and more than 3 inches of rain was reported at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

The National Weather Service is posting flood warnings for the Biloxi, Wolf and Chickasawhay rivers in Mississippi and the Pearl, Bogue Chitto, Bogue Falaya, Tchefuncte, Tangipahoa, Tickfaw and Comite rivers in Louisiana.

Sunday’s French Quarter Festival was expected to continue as rain moved east. The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival was also expected to continue.

Just before noon, Entergy Corp. reported nearly 4,000 customers without power in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

A 60 mph wind gust was reported at Gulfport, and some trees and power lines were downed in Harrison County, Miss.

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