Louisville Police: Some Flooding, Motorist Rescues

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 10/6/13 6:09 AM CDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An emergency management agency official for greater Louisville says 82 people had to be evacuated from homes hit by scattered flooding in the city and Jefferson County overnight and several boat rescues were carried out.

Metro Safe Spokeswoman Jody Duncan says no one was injured but emergency workers safely removed people from homes and stranded cars as waters rose waist-deep in some areas.

"Everyone is safe," Duncan told The Associated Press early Sunday.

She says nearly six inches of rain Saturday triggered flooding, waters receded somewhat, but some more rain is expected. She adds some people sheltered in a high school and a church overnight.

A storm front sweeping the nation's midsection is being blamed for heavy rains in the Louisville area that swamped underpasses and partly submerged some cars.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville-Metro police say emergency crews have conducted several rescues of stranded motorists whose vehicles stalled in flooded streets in the area.

Police said early Sunday they had no immediate reports of any injuries but some motorists had tried to brave rising waters in low-lying areas without success in recent hours — prompting emergency crews to come to their aid. Authorities also reported some scattered flooding in some residential areas as rain continued to fall early Sunday.

Authorities said fire and police crews had been called out.

A major stormfront sweeping the nation's midsection is being blamed for heavy rains in Kentucky and other states. Social media sites showed pictures of waterlogged underpasses and cars with water above the tires in some areas in the path of the storm.

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