Local News
8:41 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Cleanup Underway in Flood-Stricken Areas of Louisville

Some Louisville-area residents have begun assessing and cleaning up flood damage to homes and other property. Authorities say six inches of rain fell on parts of the city over the weekend, prompting dozens of evacuations and rescues from flash flooding in low-lying areas, mainly in south-central Louisville.

MetroSafe officials say they helped more than 80 people escape water that was waist-deep in spots. Some evacuees took shelter at Atherton High School and others in a church.

There were no reports of injuries.

Torrential rains and thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the St. James Art Fair Saturday evening. It was the first time in its history, which dates back more than a half-century, that the festival was cut short. It typically draws more than 200,000 people to the streets of Old Louisville.