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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Constant flooding problems are about to come to an end for dozens of West End residents.
People living in the Maple Street area learned more details Thursday night about MSD's plans to buy their properties.
The problems there came to the forefront, during flash flooding in August 2009. More than seven inches of rain fell in less than two hours. The storm drains could not contain all the water that accumulated in such a short time.
Residents had complained of lesser flooding over the years.
That prompted MSD to apply for, and get federal funding, to buy up nearly 130 flood-prone properties.
"Ultimately, I'd like to see all of the properties sold, and something different here for the city and this community. What that is, MSD is very open to, I'm very open to having those discussion, and we will have those discussions in the future. But right now, we have to take care of step one," said Metro Council member David James, (D) 6th District.
The program is voluntary. Appraisers also attended the neighborhood meeting.
MSD says residents will be offered fair market value for their properties, essentially what it would be worth if it had no flood damage.
James' office offers more information and will answer questions about the buyout program at 574-1106.