Plaquemines Parish officials worked until dark Monday to plug a breach in the parish ring levee at Myrtle Grove as their Jefferson Parish counterparts dealt with flooding in lower portions of the parish, including Lafitte, Barataria and Crown Point.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service said windy and rainy conditions were expected to continue into the daytime Tuesday but then taper off as the last remnants of Hurricane Patricia move out of the area.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cmdr. Eric Becnel said low-lying areas of the Myrtle Grove Estates subdivision got as much as 4 feet of water, but no homes were reported to have flooded because they are elevated.
He said officials planned to monitor water levels throughout the night, and crews were expected to resume work at daylight.
Becnel referred other questions to the parish government, but officials there could not be reached for comment.
In Jefferson, the parish reported Sunday rainfall of 8 inches at the U.S. 90 pumping station on the west bank and 10 inches at the Jefferson/St. Charles Parish line on the east bank.
Jefferson Parish Emergency Management said there was street flooding on roadways along Jean Lafitte Boulevard and north of Goose Bayou Bridge that are passable only by high-water vehicles. The swing bridge was open to vehicular traffic only.
Public Works Department crews have been assisting with ongoing sandbagging operations in Lafitte, and drainage pumps will continue to be manned throughout the rainy weather, the parish said.
The water level at the Bayou Segnette sector gate was 3.3 feet above normal Monday evening but was receding.
The parish said Entergy reported about 330 customers parishwide were without power as of Monday evening.
Residents were urged to clear debris from streets and drains to help reduce flooding. They also were asked to avoid traveling on flooded streets.
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