Mayor Greg Fischer, city officials talk about recent flooding and expectations for the week ahead
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference Sunday afternoon amid weekend flooding that has many Kentuckiana residents evacuating their homes.
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.
- IMAGES: Rainfall and flooding from Ohio River spread across Kentuckiana
- Louisville MSD provides update on area flooding conditions
- MSD battling Louisville flood waters as people evacuate homes
- Roads close from rising water throughout Louisville and Kentuckiana
- Jeffersonville officials warn residents to stay away from rising Ohio River
- Kentucky Humane Society providing emergency shelter for owned pets affected by flooding
- Crews close 2nd Street, Bingham Way floodgates
- Elizabethtown police prepared to close roads as water levels rise
- Rising Ohio River makes travel difficult in some Louisville neighborhoods
- Home restoration team offers 4 tips for flooded homeowners
- Flooding leaves homes in southern Indiana and Louisville without power
- MSD crews installing flood wall closures along Ohio River as Louisville braces for worst flooding in decades
- Extra MSD crews working around the clock to manage rising floodwaters
- Roads close across southern Indiana as flood waters continue to rise
- Waterfront homeowners say Lewis and Clark Bridge makes flooding problem worse
- Lebanon Junction crews preparing to utilize flood gates as nearby river continues to overflow
- Horseshoe Casino temporarily closes as Ohio River continues to rise
- New Albany pump stations prepared for Ohio River to crest after nearly constant rain
- Coast Guard on standby as Ohio River flood waters reach dangerous levels
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