NEW ORLEANS, LA (815 PM CDT Thu May 9 2019) — The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern St. John The Baptist Parish in southeastern Louisiana Ascension Parish in southeastern Louisiana Northern St. James Parish in southeastern Louisiana South central Livingston Parish in southeastern Louisiana East central Iberville Parish in southeastern Louisiana until 845 PM CDT. At 815 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Sorrento, or near Gonzales, moving east at 35 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Reserve, St. Gabriel, Gramercy, Lutcher, Sorrento, French Settlement, Geismer, Whitehall and Garyville. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.