Storm, flood resources for Louisville

Here's a compilation of resources for Louisville area residents after a storm dumped as much as six inches of rain on the city in 75 minutes earlier today, leaving many parts of the city flooded. And please share additional storm-related information in the comments. Safety Flood warning and safety tips from Metropolitan Sewer (MSD) (don't walk through flowing water and stay away from power lines and electrical wires) Accommodations
  • Anyone needing temporary shelter can call the American Red Cross at 502-589-4450 (via
  • The Galt House (502-589-5200) is offering an emergency rate of $79 for residents and businesses affected by today's rain (via GuthrieMayesPR)
  • Electricity
  • LG&E and KU's storm update (LG&E customers report downed power lines at 502-589-3500, KU customers call 800-981-0600)
  • Duke Energy's storm and outage information (report electric problems at 800-543-5599, gas problems at 800-634-4300)
  • Pets
  • Kentucky Humane Society's Pet Resorts are open to owned pets affected by flooding. Call Eastpoint (502-253-2221) or Fern Creek (502-499-1910) (via gotolouisville)
  • Temporarily house an animal without a home after a Metro Animal Services shelter was flooded (via michellej) Transportation
  • Road closures (.pdf) via
  • Transit Authority of River City rider alerts ("all buses are on detour")
  • Weather
  • National Weather Service's Louisville severe weather summary page
  • Rainfall conditions updated every five minutes via MSD
  • For more information: Looking to get out of your house tonight, flooded roads be damned? Check out Bobcat Goldthwait at the Improv. (Photo: Flickr/w.marsh)
    About Zach Everson
    Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for
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