Clean up begins after record-breaking rainfall Saturday

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 6:25 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Record rainfall forced nearly 100 residents to be evacuated from their homes across the metro and Sunday night some were still staying at a Red Cross shelter not knowing when it will be safe to return.

More than seven inches of rain poured down in the metro making it the third wettest day on record.
 
The Jefferson County Rescue Team helped evacuate dozens from their homes and their cars.
 
The City of Louisville closed around 50 different roads because of rising water. MSD had five extra crews out clearing debris to help drain the overflow of creeks.
 
MSD wants to remind residents to not walk into standing water because of sewers overflows.

Beargrass Creek was one of the areas hit the hardest, but now with the threat of flash floods gone residents say their clean up can start.

"It’s just a mess all the dirt and everything," Sissie Fisher said. Fisher said inches of rainfall poured through her basement windows and turned her neighborhood into an island.

Close to two dozen displaced residents came to the Red Cross Shelter at Atherton High School. Betty Baker, who has to be rescued from the Guardian Court Apartments, said it could be between two to three days before she could return.

If any residents are in need of shelter the Red Cross will continue to take people at Atherton High School until at least Tuesday. For information call 974-8450.

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