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Emotions run as high as flood water

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When you hear the record breaking totals, we must also remember those record breaking totals bring along with them heart break. When you hear the record breaking totals, we must also remember those record breaking totals bring along with them heart break.
Little Jashawn Harris may not have been around as long as the men talking to us as we stood looking at the devastation but he understood the gravity of the situation. Little Jashawn Harris may not have been around as long as the men talking to us as we stood looking at the devastation but he understood the gravity of the situation.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - WAVE 3 News Meteorologist Lauren Jones gives the totals after a long night and now morning on the air, "5-7 inches of rain have fallen."

When you hear the record breaking totals, we must also remember those record breaking totals bring along with them heart break.

Jones continues during her marathon night of predicting the weather, "Marking it the 3rd wettest day on record in Louisville's history."

Daryl Mitchell, a resident in Buechel understands all the raw emotion. "I feel sad but not necessarily for me because I do have insurance but a lot of people like my neighbors, no insurance....no insurance."

The Rutherford's are new homeowners in Mitchell's neighborhood.  It's a new home for them but the problems of flooding are not new in this neighborhood.  However, the Rutherfords did think those flooding problems were over.

"Please hear, not saying pity me but these are people's lives and livelihoods," Amy Rutherford explained forcefully.

Amadou Cham lives directly behind the Mitchell's and the Rutherford's.

"It is just heartbreaking. It's just too much," Cham said shaking his head. 

Another neighbor chimes in, "I never seen anything like this in my life."

Little Jashawn Harris may not have been around as long as the men talking to us as we stood looking at the devastation but he understood the gravity of the situation. It was important that he too got a chance to share his story and his feelings.

"I said oh my goodness and then I started praying," explained Harris who looked to be about 6 or 7 years old.  "I said Nana can I just get in the water and just go help people and she said no cause I'm scared you're gonna drown cause the water was like this filled," Harris explained by using his hands. "I said Nana I'm gonna be ok cause I'm a man," Harris said with great pride.

If you become a man when you are ready to give the best to your family and friends when they're in trouble then Jashawn Harris is well on his way.

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