Flooding destroys tens of thousands of books at Louisville's main - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Flooding destroys tens of thousands of books at Louisville's main library

The rain and flooding destroyed tens of thousands of books at Louisville's main library, causing $1 million in damage, according to Library Director Craig Buthod.

The loading dock, garage, and the entire basement were under three to six feet of water.  To make matters worse, the sewers backed up and mixed with the flood waters, creating a possible health concern.

The main library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for further assessment, and recovery work will start in a couple of days.

The Shawnee and Iroquois library branches also suffered some minor flooding.

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