Flooding causes evacuations at U. of Louisville

A university van sits in several feet of water.
A university van sits in several feet of water.

Employees were evacuated by boat from a flooded building at the University of Louisville on Aug. 4 after heavy rain pounded the region, submerging cars up to their rooftops and lagooning buildings in several feet of water on two of the university’s campuses.

Rescue units from local police and fire departments used orange inflatable rafts equipped with small engines to pick up 30 stranded employees at the Houchens building, on the university’s main Belknap campus.

The responders first picked up a pregnant woman and people with medical conditions, then returned several times to bring the remaining employees to dry ground, where carpools were arranged. Many could not get to their own vehicles, which were trapped under water.…Read More