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Flash floods, deadly tornadoes and mudslides: What you missed in Louisville overnight

Thomas Novelly

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Heavy rain Thursday night continued to put the area's flood protection systems under stress, and as Ohio River waters rise, it's expected to cause potentially dangerous conditions. The swollen Ohio River will keep rising through at least Monday, according to the latest projections from the National Weather Service, with moderate flooding expected outside of protected areas in the days ahead, There remained significant concerns about potential flash flooding on Saturday with another round of heavy rain expected to move through the area that day, authorities said. Mary Anne


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Kentucky, especially Louisville, was slammed by natural disasters Saturday evening, leaving at least two dead from the damage and numerous communities affected by flooding throughout the state.

Louisville's great flood returns, almost

Substantial high water levels on the Ohio River, the likes of which hasn't been seen since Louisville's major flood in 1997, hit the region incredibly hard. 

Roughly 2.9 inches of rain fell at Louisville International Airport on Saturday alone, according to National Weather Service Louisville Meteorologist Mike Crow.

By Monday, the river gauge near downtown predicted the crest, or the highest point of a wave, of the Ohio River will be at 36.1 feet, marking the ninth highest crest ever recorded at that location.

The normal level is about 12 feet. 

Around 8 a.m., Sunday the National Weather Service predicted the crest would be around 34.9 feet. It increased by two feet once more recent rainfall was taken into account.