Other parts of Louisiana saw even heavier rain, including in St. Tammany Parish, where between six and eight inches of rain fell before 5 p.m., according to Fox8Live, a local television station. Flash flooding was also reported in other cities, including Garyville and Mandeville.
While residents across the region attempt to dry out, they will be met with more rain and possible flooding in the coming days.
As of Thursday morning, nearly 36 million people from southeast Texas to southwest North Carolina were under a flood watch.
There was also slight risk of excessive rainfall on Thursday from the Central Gulf Coast through the Southern Appalachians, according to the Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center.
Rainfall totals for Thursday will be modest compared to previous days, forecasters said, with localized amounts up to two inches. However, after much of the region received upward of six inches or more over the last 36 hours, any additional rain may cause scattered instances of flash flooding.