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Butler announces curbside pickup this weekend for flooding debris in District 15

Friday August 7, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisvile Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Councilwoman Marianne Butler, Eco Tech Environmental and Dismas Charities have partnered to help District 15 residents hit by the recent rain storm.

District 15 was hit very hard by the recent rain. The four most recognizable businesses/locations in District 15 were closed and two remain closed indefinitely after the storm. Part of the University of Louisville, Churchill Downs, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and Iroquois Amphitheatre all reside within District 15.

“Residents in the area were hit hard. Many lost everything in their basement, their car and in some cases water was on the first floor of the house,” said Butler. “I have spoken to so many constituents that are truly devastated with no way to get items to the drop off sites.”

This pick-up is not only about helping the residents that have been hit the hardest – it is a public health issue.

“Having contaminated items curbside for several days is not healthy for the community;” said Butler. “The faster was can dispose of this, the faster we get the storm behind us and start the process of rebuilding.”

Butler asks everyone to take the necessary precautions during the cleanup effort. When handling items; wear rubber gloves and boots, long pants, goggles and long sleeves. Continually wash your hands with soap and water.

Eco Tech and Dismas Charities will pass through each street hit by the flooding waters once. Pickup will start on Saturday morning and continue on Monday, if needed, to hit all of the neighborhoods impacted. Again, this is a onetime pickup; once they go through an area, the crews will not backtrack.

“Many thanks to Eco Tech and Dismas Charities for their assistance!” said Butler.

Marianne Butler (D) 15