LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A potent storm front rumbling across the nation’s midsection is blamed for dumping up to 6 inches of rain in Kentucky, causing flooding in the Louisville area.
Authorities say dozens of people had to be evacuated from low-lying areas around Louisville and Jefferson County overnight, some by rescue personnel using boats.
Emergency management officials say they helped more than 80 people escape water that was waist-deep in spots. Some evacuees took shelter in a high school and others in a church.
There are no reports of injuries.
Officials say flooding remains a threat with more rain in the forecast today.
APPHOTO KYLOC102: A small car is upended in a creek in the 3300 Blk. of Ten Broeck Way, in Louisville, Ky.,, appearing to have driven off the roadway during flooding conditions on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Dozens of people in homes hit by flooding of low-lying areas around Louisville and Jefferson County had to be evacuated overnight, some by rescue personnel using boats, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Scott Utterback) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; NO ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT (5 Oct 2013)
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