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) | |

Flash flood warnings from Gulf Coast to Ohio Valley

An empty car is submerged in a flooded area of the parking lot of The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. on Friday.   Uncredited / AP


By Ian Johnston, Staff Writer, NBC News

Flood and flash flood warning were issued Saturday for a vast area stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley.

The National Weather Service said thunderstorms and rain was expected to continue for the affected area for Saturday.

“Some of the showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rain, continuing the threat of flash flooding,” it said.

“Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible with localized heavier amounts at times. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown,” it added.

Flooding in Manitou Springs, Highway Closed, Homes Destroyed


MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — Heavy rain brought more mud and high water into Manitou Springs Monday afternoon. A Flash Flood Warning was in effect for West Central El Paso County including the Waldo Canyon burn scar until 5:30 p.m.

Highway 24 was closed from Pikes Peak Highway to Ridge Road. So was Manitou Ave. into the town to all but emergency vehicles.

FOX31 Denver reporter Greg Nieto says pea-sized hail was falling in the town along with steady, heavy rain at about 3:30 p.m.

Officials reported the water was rising in Fountain Creek and advised people to stay away from the area.

The Red Cross opened an evacuation center at the 1st Congregational Church at 103 Pawnee Ave. in Manitou Springs.  As of 3:30 p.m., there were 20 people at the shelter, the Red Cross spokesman Bill Fortune said.

The Colorado Springs Emergency Operations Center was activated late Monday afternoon and was in “monitoring” mode.

Flash flooding in the same area killed one man on Friday. All other people reported missing after the storm have been found and they are safe.

At least six homes were destroyed and 30 were damaged.