This is a set of images taken during the Louisville, KY rainstorm at the beginning of August, 2009. Images taken from approximately 800 south, fourth street (near city center.)

73 and 88 are especially amusing. Entries marked with a + are also interesting.

[Update] Two hours later, everything is gone. This place has amazing drainage, but when it can't keep up, it just can't keep up.

For the visually impaired, here's one of the more impressive pictures:
This is a picture from a third floor apartment building.

The picture is looking out over an intersection off to the side of the building. Across the intersection you can see the tall leafy trees blocking out part of the local library, a big stone building with grand architecture. There's part of a red brick repair shop caught at the edge of the photo.

The interesection, rather than being road, is just a solid sheet of water. The waterline is up to the library steps and part of the library lawn is flooded, making a line where the sidewalks and green meet the dirty grey water.

A spiked metal fence surrounds the repair shop and lines the sidewalk. The black posts are only partially visible above the surface. The corner of the fence near the intersection looks oddly short.

The intersection itself seems crowded. Theres what appear to be a couple of parked cars nearby, but then you notice that they're in the wrong place to just be parked. More like they're stranded, abandoned near the intersection.

Clogging the intersection itself is an ambulance, which has its doors open and several paniced E.M.T's running around it. If it's not floating, it's close.

The stop lights too seem strangely low, though from the angle of the picture it's hard to tell.

Nearby, a grey taxicab with its flashers on blocks a red car turned sideways. It's unclear who got stuck first.

The apartment building itself is built on slightly higher ground. Like refugees, three lone cars have crammed themselves into a huddled position under the terrace overhang, each vying for the insufficient high ground.

Updated - here are some images of an underpass about a mile from the apartment building. When the water clears, we'll try to get some comparison pictures, so you can see the difference. The water is over 15 feet deep.


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