FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (WHAS11) —You don’t have to live right along the Ohio River to feel a bit underwater.
After days of rain, including spats of torrential downpours, many basements miles from the river are soaked.
“I live in Floyds Knobs, we’re 600 feet above downtown Louisville,” Kenny Fultz said. “If I get flooded up here, Louisville’s in trouble.”
Monday crews with United Dynamics filled a void under Fultz’s house with gravel.
It used to be an old cistern and its outside wall collapsed Friday jeopardizing the home’s foundation.
“Wall to wall phone calls,” Eric Minzenberger, United Dynamics VP, said. “The ground can’t physically hold any more water.”
Minzenberger points out that he has several crews out working long days, every day, reinforcing foundations and drying out basements.
“We’re seeing a lot of water in basements, we’re seeing compromised drain systems that have come overwhelmed,” Minzenberger said.
Minzenberger said what’s happening now is a lot like what happened in 1997, and he expects his crews will be fixing the damage for months to come.