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Old 08-05-2009, 04:22 AM
 
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Wow, we were on the national news and the Weather Channel all day and night yesterday!

Over six inches of rain in an hour and flooding galore. As for my house, the flood reached my front porch steps and swept away all my landscaping, including the heavy long wooden planks that surrounded my flowerbeds! Hopefully, it will be dry enough this evening after work to try some cleanup and repair. I have red cedar chips all down the driveway and grass area. Thank God I don't have a basement is all I can say. My car was pretty damp at the park & ride parking lot where I pick up the bus to work, and it took forever to get home last night from downtown, but other than that, I was okay.

What about you? I had family from Michigan calling me last night to make sure I was all right. How did everyone else fare?
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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My sisters house (40258) had some water issues in the basement, but it stayed in the furnace room, thankfully--it didn't reach the family room or y nephews playroom, bot of which are carpeted. I think the reason they had water is because of a leaky window well though. (Fortunately sis's house is on a slight rise, so has decent runoff).

However my sis is a nurse at St. Mary's hospital, and it's currently closed because the whole basement floor flooded--was only 1 foot from the ceiling!!! So everyone has been moved to Jewish on rotating shifts. She says hopefully St. Mary's will be open sometime in the next week or so.

I couldn't believe how much rain in such a short time!
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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Thank God for volunteers, too, because all those people that had so much ruined furniture, etc. that had to have their stuff pulled out of their homes and placed out on the curb. Also, how are these people supposed to get that stuff to the designated drop-off places if they have no means of doing so? I would think the city is going to have to do special pick-up services to get all this debris cleaned up, but from what I've heard, people are still trying to get that done from the ice storm from back in January!
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY (St. Matthews)
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From what I saw the worst impacted area was the west end-especially in the California and Parkland neighborhood on the south side of Broadway (out of curiosity I drove through there 2 days after the flood). The majority of the homes on many of the streets around there had damaged stuff piled by the sidewalk and some parts of the streets were still caked in mud.
What makes matters that much worse is that many of the people that live around there are the ones that can least afford such an event to happen, just really tragic for those people and I really wish I would've been able to volunteer this past weekend.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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From what I saw the worst impacted area was the west end-especially in the California and Parkland neighborhood on the south side of Broadway (out of curiosity I drove through there 2 days after the flood). The majority of the homes on many of the streets around there had damaged stuff piled by the sidewalk and some parts of the streets were still caked in mud.
What makes matters that much worse is that many of the people that live around there are the ones that can least afford such an event to happen, just really tragic for those people and I really wish I would've been able to volunteer this past weekend.
Is there any way TO volunteer? I have a full sized truck and could haul off debris if need be, who the heck would I talk to?
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY (St. Matthews)
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Is there any way TO volunteer? I have a full sized truck and could haul off debris if need be, who the heck would I talk to?
I remember seeing an article in the paper on Friday or Saturday about volunteering, the place to contact would be the Metro United Way-I believe you can register on their website. I would've loved to volunteer this weekend although I don't have a truck.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Lightbulb Animal Services

The main animal shelter was one place that got completed flooded and they temporarily evacuated to the West side of the Louisville Expo center. They update their volunteer and donation website regularly and I dropped of an old dog carrier (used in age only, not quality - used for one airline flight).

Metro Animal Services Donations - Animal Services - LouisvilleKy.gov

This weekend they are having an all-out effort for adoptions by offering discounts:
Metro Animal Services Holds Three-Day Adoption Event Following Floods - News - LouisvilleKy.gov

And some flood photos: MAS Flood Photos - Animal Services - LouisvilleKy.gov
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