LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference Sunday afternoon amid weekend flooding that has many Kentuckiana residents evacuating their homes. 

The press conference was held at 11th and Rowan Streets, where MSD crews were installing a flood wall.

"For as much water as there is out there, things are working like they're supposed to be working," Fischer said. "We've started assessing preliminary damage for an emergency declaration with a FEMA declaration expected to follow."

Any request  for federal aid would first have to come from Governor Matt Bevin.

MSD says six flood wall closures will be in place around the city by the end of Sunday.

Congressman John Yarmuth, Tony Parrot of MSD, and Jody Meiman with Emergency Services joined Fischer at the press conference to address expectations for the week ahead. 

As a result of the river flooding and heavy rains Saturday, Louisville Metro Emergency Services effectuated 55 rescues overnight.

"For as much water as there is out there, things are working like they're supposed to be working," Fischer said. 

You can watch the raw footage from the press conference in the video player above. 

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