Yarmuth’s Mother Rescued From Flood Waters

The mother of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., was rescued from a vehicle in a rising creek in east Louisville, according to his office. The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning and several roads in downtown and nearby the University of Louisville were closed. Edna Yarmuth, 85, was found in… Continue reading Yarmuth’s Mother Rescued From Flood Waters

Metro Council Flood Panel Holds Final Meeting

The Louisville Metro Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Flash Flood of 2009 held its final meeting Monday. The panel was formed to hear input from residents, Metropolitan Sewer District officials and others about the cause of the August 4 disaster, the city’s response to it, and possible flood-prevention steps. Co-chair Judy Green says the… Continue reading Metro Council Flood Panel Holds Final Meeting

Renovation of Library's Main Branch Reaches Milestone

More than three months after flash floods hit Louisville, the Louisville Free Public Library has reached a milestone in its restoration efforts at its main branch. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Flood water poured into the library on York Street on August 4 and inundated the heating and cooling systems. Since then, the branch has been… Continue reading Renovation of Library's Main Branch Reaches Milestone

Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods In Louisville Area

A flash flood warning has been in effect most of Sunday night for the Louisville area, as heavy rains have caused flooding throughout the region, especially in southern Indiana, where police say some motorists had to be rescued from their vehicles. Rainfall amounts of four inches or more over several hours were reported in some… Continue reading Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods In Louisville Area

Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood

Individual households and organizations as large as the University of Louisville are continuing the clean-up and reparations after this month’s flash flood. And the Louisville Free Public Library is working on overcoming nearly $5 million in damages to its main branch. Meanwhile, the response the library has received since August 4 has come from both… Continue reading Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood