Flash Flood “Emergency” Declared in Louisville

The National Weather Service declared a “flash flood emergency” for Louisville, Ky., early Sunday after more than 6 inches of rain fell as the result of multiple rounds of thunderstorms that began early Saturday afternoon. Here are some images of the floods from social media

The Weather Channel producer Shawn Reynolds passed along this photo of a home flooded in Louisville’s tony Highlands neighborhood:


Shawn Reynolds @WCL_Shawn

INCREDIBLE PIC: floodwater entering homes in Highlands area of Louisville (via @TWalkerRivals) | |

Flooding affected the WDRB-TV parking lot in Louisville:

View image on Twitter

This is our parking lot at work.. It’s starting to flood.
8:52 PM – 5 Oct 2013

The 5.91 inches of rain that fell Saturday alone made Oct. 5 the rainiest October day in Louisville weather history, and the third-wettest of any day on record. Jeffersontown, Ky., was already flooding before sundown Saturday:

JEFFERSONTOWN: Avoid Taylorsville Rd between Six Mile and Hurstbourne. Flooding under the rail bridge!

More flood photos from Jefferson County, Ky.:

Pic of the high water in the Newburg area.