Evacuees Visiting Attractions

Hundreds of Hurricane Gustav evacuees have been enjoying attractions around Louisville while they wait for word on when they can return home.

The evacuees first arrived on Saturday, and since then they’ve been taken to the zoo, the Ali Center and other entertainment venues around Louisville.

Mayor’s office spokesperson Kerri Richardson says those trips were made possible by donations, while other costs will be paid for by the federal government.

“All of the agencies have been instructed to keep very close tabs on everything they’ve expended; everything from gasoline to work hours to transportation costs,” says Richardson. “All of those things will be tabulated and sent to FEMA for reimbursement.”

Louisville is hosting about 1,500 evacuees.