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Louisville authorities: many evacuated from homes, some rescued by boat

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - We haven't seen nearly the amount of rain and flash flooding as our neighbors to the West. Emergency crews in Louisville spent the morning rescuing stranded drivers whose cars stalled on flooded streets. Dozens of people had to be evacuated from their homes.

Record rainfall Saturday led to serious flooding Sunday.

"It was raining and just all of the sudden we looked down and water had just shoved in. Like it had just pushed it in. It was that bad," one Louisville resident told reporters.

Emergency crews told us they got a lot of calls from drivers stranded in their cars as the waters continued to rise downtown and in neighborhoods surrounding Louisville. At last check, they had to help 250 people leave their homes. Twelve, they rescued by boat.

No deaths or injuries have been reported.

The flood warning in Louisville was in effect until 2 p.m. Sunday.


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