You may have heard that the Ohio River Valley region experienced quite a bit of rain last week. First it rained, then it rained again, and then it rained some more. For five straight days there wasn’t much of even a moment without a heavy amount of rain coming down on the city of Louisville.
Being right on the Ohio River, our wonderful city began to flood. Marked on our flood walls, it was found to be the highest the river has been in over 20 years since the flood of 1997.
Everything along the Ohio River took a toll as waters surged over 20-feet above normal levels. Roads were closed, businesses were forced to shut their doors, and a number of people were forced to leave their homes. An estimated $2 million dollars in damage was done and cleanup is expected to take a while.
Luckily, Active Heroes Retreat Center is about 18 miles from the nearest flow of the Ohio River, but that didn’t stop it from seeing an immense overflow of water itself.
We’re thankful that the flood did not do any damage to the Active Heroes cabins, or centers at the Retreat.
While it was treacherous for much of the Louisville area, it was quite beautiful at the Retreat Center.
As the bottom of our gravel road flooded, creeks and streams began overflowing with swarms of water.
Check out the footage in this blog, because wow was it a spectacular site!