2 Dead After Storms and Flash Floods in Kentucky

Rescue crews help residents at the Guardian Court Apartments evacuate after flooding in the area on Friday, April 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Clevenger / Associated Press)
Rescue crews help residents at the Guardian Court Apartments evacuate after flooding in the area on Friday, April 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Clevenger / Associated Press)

Two women died in Kentucky following flash floods, torrential rains and thunderstorms that swept through the Bluegrass State and caused more than 160 rescues in Louisville.

One woman died Friday after her car was swept off a highway during a flash flood around 10 a.m., Kentucky State Police said. Her car was pushed off the road and into a nearby creek in Lee County, about 140 miles southeast of Louisville.

Authorities found the woman’s body around 7 p.m., after the waters receded, police said. No one else was found inside the vehicle and the initial investigation indicates she was alone at the time.

There were 163 water rescues and 59 stranded motorists were helped in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer told reporters during a Friday news conference. Cars were submerged and roads washed out following the floods.

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SOURCE: LA Times, Sarah Parvini

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