Cybertruck Drives Through Flooded New Orleans Streets

Severe storms caused flash flooding across New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, April 10, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to declare “a flash flood emergency” for the entire city.

The NWS and police urged people to stay inside and avoid driving as “numerous roads” were flooded or impassable.

The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said more than 7 inches of rainfall was recorded at some drainage pump stations, surpassing their capacity to handle the water.

“This amount of rainfall surpasses our capacity to handle one inch of rain per hour for the first hour and half an inch of rain every hour after,” they said. “This means it takes roughly 5 hours for three inches of rain to be drained and pumped out of our city, especially low-lying areas.”

Footage filmed by Dan Soto at the intersection of Orleans and Broad Streets shows a Tesla Cybertruck driving through floodwaters on Wednesday. Credit: @Dan_5DotOh via Storyful

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