Heavy Rain Floods Evening Commute

May 29, 2013 | Updated: 8:33 a.m., May 30, 2013

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Afternoon and early evening showers brought high waters to parts of Jefferson Parish.

Heavy rains in a two hour span flooded streets in Kenner and Metairie.

J.P officials say pumps were working to catch up.

Near David Drive and York Street, some drivers braved the high waters while others simply found an alternate route.

Submerged benches at nearby Lafreniere Park is a good indicator “how high” water collected.

Turtles were spotted gasping for air.

Plus a chicken and her young were stranded.


WGNO camera’s rolled to catch watch a Jefferson Parish parks worker lay a plank and scoop the chickens to safety.

A Triple A driver went above and beyond the call of duty to rescue other drivers by carrying them piggy back.

The City of Kenner said it received about 5 inches of rain in a 90-minute period, with areas off Vintage Drive getting the brunt of the storm.