Strong afternoon storms pelted the west bank of Jefferson Parish and in Plaquemines Parish.
Entergy reported about 5,800 outages in Jefferson Parish, mostly on the west bank, with another 200 out in Algiers.
Councilman Chris Roberts said several traffic lights are out on the west bank. He said traffic is especially backed up at the intersection of Manhattan and LaPalco.
The latest forecast showed a continuation of the storms expected for a few hours, many with strong lightning.