Flooding leads to water rescues across Louisville



Posted on October 6, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- Record rainfall Saturday led to substantial flooding across the area late Saturday night and into the early morning hours on Sunday.

MetroSafe reported multiple people stuck in their cars throughout town as the flood water rose quickly in Downtown, Jeffersontown, PRP, Shively, Okolona, Douglas Hills and Edgewood.  Other reports were not immediately known and it is not clear how many water rescues were conducted.

Around 1:00 a.m. Sunday, crews were dispatched to Indian Trail in Jeffersontown after rising creek waters forced approximately 15 people from their apartment, according to MetroSafe. All of those people are being assisted by the Red Cross.

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US 60 flooded around 10 p.m., causing many road closures from Frankfort Avenue through Blankenbaker and Hurstbourne parkways.

Emergency crews also responded to multiple house fires around town, lightning being the likely culprit.

Initial reports suggest more than 5" of rain fell in Louisville at both Bowman Field and Louisville Internal Airport.

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There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The Louisville area is not done with rain yet. A cold front is expected to move through the area early Sunday and bring with it an additional 1-2 inches of rain.  Saturday's 5.91 inches of rain is the third most ever in a single day recorded in Louisville.

The area remains in a flood watch through Sunday.