Nearly 6 inches of rain prompts flash flood warning - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Nearly 6 inches of rain prompts flash flood warning

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Heavy rainfall in Jefferson County has led to a flash flood warning, in effect until 8:45 a.m.

As of midnight, 5.9 inches of rainfall was measured for October 5th at the Louisville International Airport, shattering a record set in 1910.

The flash flood warning was sent out just after 10 p.m. Saturday.

Metrosafe says they've had crews responding to at least eight water rescues and 20 fire runs.

Flooding was also reported on U.S. 60 between Shelbyville Road and Blankenbaker Parkway.

As of 5 a.m. 82 people have been evacuated from their flooded homes. Some of those people are seeking shelter at Atherton High School and Greater Faith Missionary Church

Copyright 2013 WDRB News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.