A severe storm is headed directly at Churchill Downs, expected to hit at around 5:00pm ET. Churchill Downs officials have issued a weather delay, sending the horses for the 10th race, the Crown Royal American Turf, back to the barns. Additionally, officials have urged all patrons to leave the infield and take shelter.
The National Weather Advisory is below:
|Sent:||15:50 EDT on 05-04-2012|
|Effective:||15:50 EDT on 05-04-2012|
|Expires:||18:00 EDT on 05-04-2012|
|Event:||Special Weather Statement|
...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WILL ENTER LOUISVILLE METRO AROUND 5 PM...
A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL INDIANA WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST INTO THE LOUISVILLE METRO AREA. EXPECT WIND
GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH AND EXCESSIVE CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING BETWEEN
5 AND 6 PM AS THESE STORMS MOVE THROUGH.
ANYONE PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD
HAVE A PLAN TO TAKE COVER...AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF
THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.