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    Flooding Forces Evacuations in Louisville

    By By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    October 08, 2013, 9:23:23 AM EDT

    Flooding late Saturday into early Sunday forced more than 80 people to be evacuated from parts of Louisville, Ky., emergency officials said.

    Most of the flooding came from Beargrass Creek and evacuations took place in four sections of the city, according to the Louisville Emergency Management Agency Facebook page.

    Heavy rainfall generated ahead of a slow-moving cold front broke two records in Louisville Saturday. One of those records included one that was a century-old.

    It was the wettest Oct. 5 on record with 5.91 inches of rain, the National Weather Service forecast office in Louisville reported. The previous record was 3.1 inches, set in 1910.

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    The rain also broke the all-time daily record for October, clobbering the previous mark of 5.07 inches of rain on Oct. 18, 2004.

    At least 45 roads were closed late Sunday morning, according to the Louisville Metro police.


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