DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Rain poured Tuesday across Butler and Warren counties where someplaces recorded more then three inches of rain. Now take that rainand double it. That is what Louisville is dealing with.
From Downtown Louisville, to the University of Louisville, toeven Churchill Downs, flooding gripped northern Kentucky after aline of storms dropped more than six inches of rain in a three hourperiod. "All of the pumping engines are working, there'snothing that's broken, it's just the overpowering 6 1/2 inches ofrain in an hour," said the Mayor of Louisville Jerry Abramson.
The heavy rains washed out roads... and stranded countlessmotorists, forcing rescue crews to navigate through several feet ofwater to rescue those caught in the flash flood. The main branch ofthe cities public library was hit hard, pumping more than three anda half feet of water into the aisles. Even children at thelocal boys and girls club had to fight to get home. They wereevacuated by boat.
Floods of this caliber happen much more regularly across thesouth, so usually drainage systems can handle the flow. Howeverthis far north such downpours are pretty rare but if one hits,we'll face similar issues as Louisville.
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