Louisville Adds Water Pumping Stations in Preparation for Heavy Rain

The Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District says four water pumping stations will be placed around the county this week. “The grounds really haven’t had a chance to dry out and they can’t soak up any rain fall. And once November comes the rain starts moving in its more regular it’s a heavier amount and it’s a… Continue reading Louisville Adds Water Pumping Stations in Preparation for Heavy Rain

Boil Water Advisory Map

Courtesy of Andrew Paulin (@ConstantineXVI), a map that provides the rough boundaries of the Louisville Water Company’s boil water advisory. The company advises residents in the area to boil water for 3 minutes before use, until further notice.

6:40am Update: U of L Belknap Campus, Humana Offices Closed

The University of Louisville has closed the Belknap Campus today because of the water main break on the campus. The announcement affects classes and offices. The university notes that the HSC & Shelby Campuses are open and operating on a regular schedule. All dental clinic patient appointments are canceled. In addition, Humana has closed its… Continue reading 6:40am Update: U of L Belknap Campus, Humana Offices Closed

6am Update: Water Main Break and Boil Water Advisory

A broken water main at the University of Louisville has caused widespread flooding across part of the Belknap campus. A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for more than 25,000 customers this morning. The break occurred near Floyd and Warnock Streets, trapping people in buildings as water rose to levels as high as five feet.… Continue reading 6am Update: Water Main Break and Boil Water Advisory

Update: Water Main Break Floods Parts of U of L Campus

A broken water main at the University of Louisville campus has caused some flooding across part of the campus. The break occurred near Floyd and Warnock Streets, causing that intersection, and much of the campus, to flood. According to MetroSafe Communications, some people are trapped in buildings as portions of the flooding have reached almost… Continue reading Update: Water Main Break Floods Parts of U of L Campus

FEMA Opens Disaster Center in Louisville

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a temporary office in Louisville. FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center will help residents apply for federal grants or loans to repair or replace property that was damaged in recent storms and floods. Louisville Metro Government did not qualify for federal aid for disaster relief, but home and business owners… Continue reading FEMA Opens Disaster Center in Louisville

Some Western Kentucky Residents Returning Home After Evacuations

by Chad Lampe, Kentucky Public Radio Some of the western Kentucky residents who were forced to evacuate their homes due to severe flooding will be allowed to return soon. Governor Steve Beshear today authorized the move as the Ohio and Mississippi rivers recede. But while some residents will return to their homes, not all of… Continue reading Some Western Kentucky Residents Returning Home After Evacuations

Metro Government Review of Flood Damage Costs Continues

Louisville Metro Government officials are still tallying the cost of damage and cleanup from severe flooding in recent weeks. If the city can claim $2.4 million or more in damages, Metro Government can request federal assistance. At last count, $600,000 had been spent to keep flood pumps running and officials estimated an additional $100,000 would… Continue reading Metro Government Review of Flood Damage Costs Continues

Flooding Possible Amid More Rain

The National Weather Service in Louisville says additional rain predicted for this week could cause additional flooding. Erin Rau with the National Weather Service says up to two inches of rain could fall today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) and that could exacerbate conditions in flood-prone areas that are not near the Ohio River. “We… Continue reading Flooding Possible Amid More Rain

Beshear Asks for Federal Aid for Farmers

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for assistance for farmers in flood-stricken western Kentucky. Beshear says the federal assistance is necessary to make up for crop losses and infrastructure damage caused by the weather. Beshear’s request applies to farmers in 21 counties, though additional counties could be added later.