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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.