It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know rain in, around
and East of Louisville spells trouble for the Ohio River. Tuesday morning the
water in the Ohio River was just starting to overflow its banks. It’s not an unusual
problem for the Louisville area, but it can cause plenty of headaches for
anyone traveling along the banks of the Ohio. This year because of the Sherman
Minton bridge being closed down and the rerouting of traffic along I 64 and I
71, River Road is especially busy. If the water levels rise high enough, River
Road will be put out of commission.
As a Louisville realtor, I’m always concerned about the
homes along or near the Ohio River. We have one listed there now that could be
in the direct path of an angry Ohio River. The good news is that any damage is
covered by flood insurance. The bad news is up until this year the Ohio River
had not hit our listing along River Road for some 10 years. So the fact that
this gorgeous house may be hit twice in the same year is unfortunate.
Bob Sokoler is a formerAnchor/Reporter turned Louisville
Realtor 7 years ago, and co-owner of The Medley Sokoler Team in
Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team by clicking Louisville Real Estate.