Some Flood-Prone Louisville Homes to be Purchased

Some Louisville residents may be moving soon if the Metro Sewer District’s plan, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, provides an option for owners of Louisville homes in flood-prone areas to move elsewhere. The proposal would buy Louisville houses in these areas and homeowners given the option to sell and move. The proposal is still in the development process, but the flooding in the Louisville area in August gave it some momentum. “I’ve been here 48 years. We’ve had this problem for 48 years. Every time it rains really hard, we get the problem. Everything floats downhill,” said J.D. Marshall who lives on Maple Street. On August 4, many residents like Marshall found their house, car and neighborhood mostly under water from torrential rains. “It took 7 minutes. Before I could even wake them up, the water was in the house,” said Marshall. Bud Schardein, Metro Sewer District director, said that thus far, Maple Street is the only part of town that his office and the Army Corps of Engineers have identified as a part of town that could be permanently evacuated and transformed into what he called an “urban green or recreation” space. “It’s a complicated process and it has to be approved by the federal government,” said Schardein. He says if approved, people in areas prone to flooding would have the option to leave, but would not be forced from their homes. Marshall said he wouldn’t have to be forced to move from his Maple Street home. “I’d be the first to go. I’d say back the truck up and let’s go. I’m tired. Can’t take it no longer,” Marshall said.

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