Manual students face heavy flooding during Fall Break

Shallow water flooded the St. James Art Fair on Saturday. Photo by Catherine Runner.
Shallow water flooded the St. James Art Fair on Saturday. Photo by Catherine Runner.
Louisville saw heavy flooding this past weekend during a five-day fall break for JCPS students. The weather affected many Manual students during this time off.
“Yesterday we had a race for cross country, and it started flooding so much at Tom Sawyer that we had to move our tent twice,” Isaac Weiss (10, MST) said. “The pond that had formed was deeper than our ankles.”
Emilee McCubbins (10, HSU) said, “I was babysitting a few blocks away from home and it started pouring and someone drove by me, sped up and drenched me in water.”
Students attending the St. James Art Fair were caught in the weather as well. “I was working the Manual booth, and as I walked under the tent, the flap fell and I got completely drenched in water,” Emily Wang (10, VA)  said.
“I was at St. James when it first began and all I can say is that it was the funnest St. James day I had ever had. Pretty much all the booths on 4th Street had flooded and halfway filled with water. Vendors were selling their stuff barefoot and trying to save their art,” Catherine Runner (10, J&C) said.