Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Louisville, Ky is again a major disaster area. In an hour they had 6 to 8 inches of rain today. Last week they had 5 inches in about an hour. And it continued to rain all day today. There was no place for today's rain to go. The ground is saturated. Man hole covers blew from the pressure of ground water. Power went and sump pumps couldn't work to protect homes. And there were high winds to go with this storm. Tall buildings were swaying from the power of the storm.

People were trapped in fast rising water and had to be rescued from the tops of cars and from their homes. The main library had over three feet of water. Thousands of books are ruined. The bookmobiles were under water close to the roofs.

The city and other cities in the area were shut down. Hospitals were evacuated. The police and fire fighters could not keep up with the rescue calls. The University of Louisville had to evacuate several buildings. Horses at Churchill Downs had to be rescued. There are hundreds of stories about this flood. The damage is huge. I placed a link to pictures of the flooding. Since it is from a Louisville TV station I don't know how long it will be valid.

My family and Marty's are OK. They have water in their basements and tree limbs down. But no major damage. They are the lucky ones. This city has had an earthquake, Hurricane Ike, an ice storm, and wind storms all in the last year and a half. And now this. They have been declared a disaster area at least three times. How many times can they come back?

If you have some spare change, send a donation to the Red Cross. They are spread a little thin lately in the Kentuckiana area.

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