Wednesday, August 5, 2009

WHAT * A * MESS!!!!!!

Louisville, KY. August 4, 2009. Unprecedented rain and flash floods. Downtown got about 6.5 inches in 1 hour. Other areas to the west and south got even more.

I got these photos from one of our local tv stations. Fortunately for me, our east end neck of the woods didn't get hit as hard, even though the skies were dark and the winds were blowing. We got less than an inch.

this is I-65 - parts of this highway between Indianapolis & Louisville were closed down.

The main branch of the public library...The basement was flooded...lost thousands of books...even the stock that was being stored for a new branch that was opening soon.

outside the library

The clean up begins!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That makes me sad!!!!! I hope this isn't affecting Tracy's store plans????? Praying for those that are in the midst of all that!!!!

juliaom said...

Hey, I had no idea it was so bad in Louisville. In Lex we are not quite so flooded, but it is still raining, and living on the Elkhorn Creek is no fun in a flood. So horrible about the Library flooding.
Glad you are dry.

Octopusouphut said...

Daniel got hit hard. His car got flooded to the gear shift and so is did the basement of the house. I have pictures if you want to see. And he was interviewed by the Courier Journal. Here's a link to the article:


Laura said...

I sure feel for those who have the clean up to do! The lower level of the College of Business at U of L flooded too - what a mess!

Lisa Martin said...

the U of L cardnial looks piiisssed! lol