The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Lafourche Parish, which includes the Choctaw, Bayou Boeuf and Chackbay areas. The warning is in effect until 10:00 PM.
At 9:15 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Saint Rose to near Hahnville, moving southwest at 25 mph.
Severe weather may include 40 mph wind gusts.
Residents should expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. These are potentially deadly storms. Seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest floor of a well-built structure. Abandon vehicles in search of a more substantial permanent structure. Stay away from windows. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.