Ad Hoc Committee Seeks Answers From MSD

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green says residents in her west Louisville district are growing increasingly angry about the area’s flooding issues.

Green says she spent several hours over the weekend helping residents of district one in far western Louisville clean-up after the August fourth flash flood. She says people there can’t afford restoration in many cases, and they’re getting desperate.

“Folks are angry,” says Green, “They feel like they’ve been left alone. They feel like nobody cares. They feel like they are Katrina victims.”

Green is the co-chair of a new ad hoc committee in the Metro Council called the “MSD Information Committee,” which will meet tomorrow evening. She says the panel wants to hear short-and-long range plans from the Metropolitan Sewer District on how to alleviate flooding problems in Louisville.

“We want to know why this keeps happening to us,” says Green, “to them. This has been an ongoing problem in certain parts of west Louisville, and they want to know why it keeps happening.”

MSD Director Bud Schardein has said the August fourth flood was a freak event, in which an enormous amount of rain fell in a short period of time in some areas of the city, including west Louisville.