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Public hearing on Flash Flooding Tonight beginning at 6:30pm

Monday August 24, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

The Ad Hoc Committee on the Flash Flood of 2009 is ready to hear from the public on how homeowners are dealing with the aftermath of the heavy rains of August 4th.

The Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 26th to hear concerns about the flooding and the cleanup.

“We have already heard some details about what happened from the stand point of MSD,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “It is important to here from homeowners and other who have been affected by this flooding.”

The public hearing will take place in Council Chambers, Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

“This is an emotional and frustrating time for many people and we want to hear how people are dealing with the aftermath,” says Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1). “This is not a time for finger pointing and laying blame for a natural disaster.”

Johnson and Green are co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Committee.

Those who wish to address the Committee will be able to sign up one hour before the public hearing at 5:30pm. The will be a sign up table for speakers on the Third Floor of Historic City Hall. No telephone calls or emails will be accepted. This will be on a first come basis.

Those who wish to address with committee will have three minutes to speak. Any letters or written statement may be submitted for those who are unable to attend the public hearing.

“I want to encourage everyone who has a comment on the flash flooding as it pertains to how this situation can be improved to come and talk to us,” says Green. “We are looking at many areas and hopefully our recommendations will help make this kind of disaster easier for everyone to deal with.”

Judith Green (D) 1
Dan Johnson (D) 21