Flood warnings issued after heavy rains

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Sunday for various rivers across South Louisiana.

A warning issued by the agency for the Comite River at Joor Road expires Tuesday morning.

Two flood warnings were issued by the agency for different parts of the Amite River: at Denham Springs, which expires Tuesday evening, and at Bayou Manchac Point, which ends Thursday afternoon.

A warning for the Tickfaw River at Liverpool in St. Helena Parish ends Tuesday evening.

No significant flooding had been reported Sunday afternoon on any South Louisiana rivers, but minor flooding was expected at various points and times, said Mike Shields, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Slidell.

Shields said 1.9 inches of rain had fallen at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in the past 24 hours.

Shields said 2.76 inches of rain had fallen at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner and 4.24 inches at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport in the same time frame.

The National Weather Service also posted flood warnings for the Biloxi, Wolf and Chickasawhay rivers in Mississippi.

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

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

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