Kenner has cancelled Friday evening’s Crawfish Boil on the Lake due to concerns about bad weather, and Jefferson Parish called off a Thursday night concert at Lafreniere Park.
The New Orleans area is under a flash flood warning through Friday evening, and Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni said the event, the third of three held at the Treasure Chest Casino lawn this spring, was cancelled out of an abundance of caution.
Meanwhile, Jefferson Parish cancelled a 6:30 p.m. performance by the group 90 Degrees West at Lafreniere Park’s Al Copeland Concert Meadow Stage because of the threat of inclement weather, parish spokeswoman Kriss Fortunato said in a statement. Fortunato said the concert was part of the “Lafreniere Live! Spring Concert Series,” which will resume on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the group Category 6.
The city and other parts of Jefferson Parish were hammered by a fast-moving storm late Thursday afternoon that brought hail, heavy rain and high winds.
With an 80 percent chance of rain into the weekend, Kenner also asked residents to clear out their storm drains.
The city said crews worked into the night to prepare for another sudden, heavy rainstorm but said residents can help make a difference.
“And if anyone sees a clog or obstruction that they cannot remove, we would greatly appreciate them giving us a call so we can get our trucks out and clear out those clogs before any more heavy rains fall,” Yenni said in a news release.
Any resident unable to clear out their storm drain can contact the Public Works Department at (504) 468-7515 to report the problem or send an email to email@example.com. The department has vacuum trucks that can clear out clogs in storm drains.
Staff writer Ramon Antonio Vargas contributed to this report. Follow Chad Calder on Twitter @Chad_Calder
This report was updated since it was first published to include new information.