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    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.SafetyFlood 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 LouisvilleKy.gov)
  • 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 LouisvilleKy.gov
  • 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)

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