Deluge causes flash flooding in Berea

Flash flooding led to some water-damaged homes and people having to be rescued from two vehicles in Berea on Tuesday afternoon.

Tom Reaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, estimated that Berea got 3 to 5 inches of rain in about an hour.

Flooding had been reported in about a half-dozen homes, said Michael Bryant, deputy emergency management director for Madison County. He said he thought much of the water was in basements.

Bryant said no one was injured in the rescues involving two vehicles that got caught in the waters. One of the vehicles was a van carrying two adults and two children.

He said some roads had been closed because of high water, but all but one had been reopened by 7 p.m. The final road, Ky. 595 at Peggy Flats Road, was expected to reopen by about 7:30 p.m.

"If you get that amount of rain in that short of a time, you are going to have some issues," Bryant said.