Trees damage marina in flash flood - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Trees damage marina in flash flood

Posted: Updated:
Steve Rauh Steve Rauh
Michael Gadlage Michael Gadlage

PROSPECT, KY (WAVE) - A marina owner is still trying to clean up after trees caught in a flash flood ripped out his docks.

Steve Rauh has lived next to Creekside Landing all his life, building it along with his parents. They started with just one boat.

"This is just our home, and the boaters are our family," he said.

Thursday night, Rauh's home was damaged. "A lot of bent docks, some of them were upside down," he said. "Lots and lots of trees."

Tuesday he showed us what was left of the dock at Creekside Landing after damaged docks had to be taken out.  

The property is right next to the East End bridge construction. "The southbound bridge is the one that'll be closest to us," Rauh said.

His friend, Michael Gadlage, saw the creek and the trees as they moved in.

"You can see the speed of the water and when the velocity starts increasing, it can be kind of scary," Gadlage said.

This time, he saw something he'd never seen before. "You could actually see the water more as it was spinning," Gadlage recalled.

His parking lot is still flooded. Time isn't on his side. He has until May 15 to clean it all up before his summer season begins.

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.