Nightly News | October 06, 2013
>> severe weather hit this weekend in a large part of the country including heavy rains that led to a flooding emergency in kentucky where dozens of people had to be rescued.
>> reporter: louisville firefighters worked into the early morning rescuing residents trapped by rising flood waters. it came fast and without warning.
>> we had people that are trapped in these apartments with water on first floor apartments.
>> reporter: officials report more than 80 residents rescued and evacuated.
>> they banged on my door and i woke up and stepped into a foot of water.
>> reporter: the flash flooding forced at least 45 roads closed.
>> i know i could have got out of there. we trapped.
>> reporter: twice the old record that was set 103 years ago.
>> my place is flooded.
>> reporter: forecasters say no rain predicted tonight. a welcome break .
>> that flooding a result of the same storm system that spawned 12 tornadoes this weekend in the midwest. the national weather service noun says this one in wayne, nebraska, was an ef-4, winds of about 170 miles per hour. almost a mile and a half wide.
>>> to the south, what was tropical storm karen has now weakened into a tropical depression into the gulf of mexico . parts of southeast could still get one to three inches of rain.