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With waters receding, flooding cleanup is underway in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Flood waters have receded in Louisville, but the clean up efforts continue into the weekend.

Many people living at the Guardian Court apartments in Okolona returned to their apartments on Saturday to find both their apartments and cars flooded. 

"With the flooding, it's a bad area," said Taz, who was helping pull out residents cars. "This ain't the first time it's happened, but this is the worst time."

The southern portion of Jefferson County saw the most flooding, with several roads having to be closed on Friday night and into Saturday morning. 

"The apartments down here ...they got it the worse," Taz said. "For some reason, their whole downstairs is gone." 

There were enough instances of flooding throughout the area that the American Red Cross opened up a shelter for those who were affected at Broadbent Arena. Representatives with American Red Cross say they saw as many as 20 families at the shelter. 

But Kentucky saw flooding throughout the state, leading Gov. Steve Beshear to declare a state of emergency. This allows local authorities to access state resources as the clean up continues.

Meanwhile, at the Guardian Court apartments, residents say it will be weeks before things get back to normal.

"Everybody who was on the lower side of the parking lot kind of got it worse," Taz said.
Knowing that flooding is a possibility, those living at the apartment complex say they hope they won't see the flooding as bad again.

"Wait 'til this mud dry up a little bit,' said one resident. "Take a shower and go from there."
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