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Red Cross provides comfort for victims of flooding

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"We have a little washcloth for the clients to have if they need a washcloth, we have things in here like lotion, if they need," said a Red Cross volunteer. "We have a little washcloth for the clients to have if they need a washcloth, we have things in here like lotion, if they need," said a Red Cross volunteer.
It's warm, dry and safe which is a change from the home she left where she had to be evacuated on a water raft. It's warm, dry and safe which is a change from the home she left where she had to be evacuated on a water raft.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Rose Davidson and her family sought refuge at Atherton High School in the Highlands. It's warm, dry and safe which is a change from the home she left where she had to be evacuated on a water raft.

"Water went everywhere. I have never been in nothing like that, it was a trauma. It was a trauma," said Davidson.

She added that it was an experience she will never forget.  "Looked like a river, looked like a river."

The wave of water caught some folks off guard including Donna Whitehouse. "I opened the door and it just went in real bad, real rough all in the living room."

The Red Cross provides blankets, three square meal and care packages that provide evacuees a little comfort in a kit.

"We have a little washcloth for the clients to have if they need a washcloth, we have things in here like lotion, if they need," said a Red Cross volunteer.

Back at the Guardian Court Apartments where Davidson and other left, the cleanup effort had already begun.

"They came in and sprayed, got all the mildew up, ripped up my carpet, base-boards, in the kitchen, bathroom, now it's just all concrete in there," said Terry Farrell, whose home was flooded.

It's going to take several days for everything to dry out. Residents said they are just grateful, the water has receded and that they can carry on.


"It could be worse, you know, it could be worse, by the grace of God we have our lives," said Davidson.

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