Heavy rain brings flooding in Kentucky

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Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A potent storm front rumbling across the nation's midsection is blamed for dumping up to 6 inches of rain in Kentucky, causing flooding in the Louisville area.
   
Authorities say dozens of people had to be evacuated from low-lying areas around Louisville and Jefferson County overnight, some by rescue personnel using boats.
   
Emergency management officials say they helped more than 80 people escape water that was waist-deep in spots. Some evacuees took shelter in a high school and others in a church.
   
There are no reports of injuries.
   
Officials say flooding remains a threat with more rain in the forecast today.

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