Category Archives: Flash Flood ’09

Main Library to fully re-open

Almost a year after the Flash Flood of 2009 caused nearly $8 million in damage to the Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch, Mayor Jerry Abramson and Library Director Craig Buthod announced the grand re-opening celebration scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. Those attending the open house event will see the first three […]

Main Library is (partially) reopened

Three weeks after sustaining more than $5 million in damage due to the Aug. 4 flash flood, Louisville’s Main Library reopened to the general public today. Mayor Jerry Abramson and Library Director Craig Buthod held a ceremonial “door-opening” to mark the public’s access to the library’s first floor, which offers a full range of library […]

Wrath of God Strikes Smoketown

It’s starting to quiet down out there. My shotgun home in Germantown suffered only a few brownouts at the hands of this Biblical Flood, and a moderately soaked basement. Lucky. I was out earlier (sans camera, unfortunately) driving through Smoketown via E. Kentucky, and the scene was insane: Fucked-up, out-of-commission cars haphazardly strewn onto sidewalks […]

The 9th Ward of Louisville

My alarm didn’t wake me. The booming thunder, pounding hail and lightning flashes did. It was about 8:40 a.m. and a thunderstorm usually means I can take my time getting to work. A few minutes later I left a message with LEO Weekly’s news editor, Sarah Kelley, about turning in my column via e-mail — […]

The Great Washing of 2009

It took me just over two hours to drive to work this morning. My apartment is 3.7 miles from the LEO office. According to MSD, we just took about six inches of rain in 75 minutes, thus setting a record for the most rainfall in such a short period. I also realized — as did […]