August 5, 2009

Torrential Rain Drowns City

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Sarah Merrill, right, waits for her son to bring a truck to transport clothes to be washed at the laundry mat Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. Two of her seven adopted children, Andrea, Brittany Burrus, left, and Andrea take "Duke", and "Cookie" for a walk. Behind Merrill is what is left of her basement. Heavy rains caused flooding in her S. 39th Street home.

Joe Torstrick lost his footing attempting to cross Rowan Street. Torstrick said the water came up to the steps on his porch but did not enter his home. Heavy morning rains caused flooding throughout Kentuckiana Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009.

Early morning storms left more than 6 inches in one hour in the Louisville area. Much of downtown Louisville including Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville suffered flooding.

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