LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Torrential downpours caused major flooding in the metro area.
“I’ve been here going on two years and I’ve never seen it do this,” flood victim Danny Richardson said.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. This is crazy. We had lots of rain last night. It’s a lot,” Richardson’s friend Ryan Franconia said.
Almost 6 inches of rain fell in 24 hours with water creeping in to homes.
“Our carpet is wet, the furniture is wet. We have blankets soaked,” flood victim Santrell Varner said.
“All this is wet. You can tell it’s wet. You can step through here. Look, hear that,” Tyron Towns said.
The heavy rain turned parking lots and roadways into ponds.
The Jefferson County Water Rescue Team had 12 rescues throughout the night and MetroSafe had 1000 calls between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
This is just one of many cars stuck because of how high the water is. You can see the water is about halfway up the wheel. These folks here will have to wait for the water to recede before they can get their car out.
Many parts of Jefferson County were hit hard like Okolona and Buechel.
“It’s a lot to go through. I’m just glad my one-year-old is safe and my three-year-old is safe,” a resident said.
Many people want to clean up but are bracing for another one to two inches of rainfall in the area.