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i read about the rainstorm you had this morning and 6 inches in 1 hour (of rain) is a lot no matter where you are. i don't know how much it rained right before s's win in the woodford reserve at churchill in 2004 but i've never experienced anything like that in my 17 years for crissakes. not too many of us were brave enough to go outside and czech the race out but the funny thing is, the drainage system at churchill is so efficient the puddles on the main track were already gone by the end of that race.
hopefully you weren't somebody that the fire department had to rescue on top of their car this morning so now you might have an legitimate excuse to spend the day at deja vu showgirls where they promise "nuffin butt fun" for crissakes.
hopefully everybody in the area comes out aight.
Several barns flooded at Churchill
Posted by Alicia Wincze on August 4, 2009
With more than four inches of rain hitting the Louisville area in less than an hour this morning, several barns at Churchill Downs have reportedly been flooded, forcing some stables to have to move their horses to the neighboring Trackside Training facility.
According to Churchill vice president John Asher, they were evacuating barns 45 and 46 near the lower chute and moving them to Trackside for the time being.
“About half the track is under water, the turf course and the infield,” Asher said. “The parking lot in front of Central Ave is under water, we’ve got some other water damage, wet carpets and such. I’ve never seen anything like this, but everyone is okay.”
This is outside Gate 1 at Churchill Downs. I did not take these photos, I think they have made them from people to people in the area.
The most unreal thing I have ever been a part of. I was not on top of a car, but did have an unreal day trying to make sure those around me were safe. Mother Nature can sure put us in our place. I am home now and plan to stay here for awhile.
Maui, I should have checked your post before I came home.
I should also add that the base of the Barbaro memorial was completely underwater. Only the bronze suspended portion of the sculpture was above the water level.
those shots are pretty gnarly. the houses along longfield must be even more jacked up i'm thinking. i read john asher's quote somewhere about another storm passing through this afternoon so hopefully everybody can withstand another hit like that.
The afternoon storm wasn't bad at all (in comparison). Lots of cleanup all over the city now.
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