Neighborhoods in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish began experiencing power outages Sunday morning as a predicted heavy rainstorm started moving through the area.

As of 8 a.m., a total of 19 outages had affected more than 6,000 customers throughout Uptown, parts of Gentilly, the 9th Ward, Algiers and sections of Jefferson Parish.

The biggest outage was in Uptown, where 9 outages affected more than 5,600 customers in areas including the Irish Channel, Central City, Garden District and the Touro area, according to an Entergy map.

Entergy predicted most areas would have restored power any time between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The outages coincided with the beginning of a flash flood watch issued for southeast Louisiana.

As much as four to seven inches of rain was expected, with locally higher amounts, that could result in heavy flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

As of Sunday morning, the watch was in effect from 7 a.m. through Monday afternoon.

The watch includes Orleans Parish, as well as Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany.

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