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Weekend rainfall sets record

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than 80 people were evacuated from their homes early Sunday morning after a record rainfall brought flash flooding to Jefferson County, KY.

In addition, a swift water rescue team helped about 250 people get out of their homes and performed 12 actual rescues, according to Rick Harrison of the Buechel Fire Department.

[SLIDESHOW: October 6 flooding]

MetroSafe Spokesperson Jody Duncan said no one was injured, but emergency workers safely removed people from homes and stranded cars as waters rose waist-deep in some areas.

A shelter was set up at Atherton High School. More than a dozen people took advantage of it. Other people sought at Greater Faith Missionary Church at 5217 Gathright Drive.

According to the National Weather Service, a record 5.91 inches of rain fell on Saturday, breaking the old record of 3.07 inches of rain set on October 5, 1910.

This also breaks the all-time record for the month of October. The previous record was 5.07 inches set in 2004. More rain fell off and on throughout the day on Sunday.

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