The “flooding on campus wasn’t nearly as bad as we had on Aug. 4, 2009,” said President James Ramsey, but water did seep into at least three buildings – Strickler Hall, Houchens and the Chemistry Building.

As much as four inches of water soaked the floor in the basement of the Chemistry building and several cars which were parked along Brook and Floyd streets were filled with flood water.

UofL officials said that clean-up efforts and damage assessments are underway. 

In the past three years, Belknap Campus has been hit with two floods, an ice storm that knocked out power for several days, a wind storm that toppled trees and, recently, a hail storm that caused millions of dollars in damage to university building and vehicles, Ramsey noted. 


Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.