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Louisville Approves More Stringent Flood Protection Rules for New Development

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey headed for Louisville, city officials were approving new legislation that enacts more stringent development standards in areas in flood prone areas.
September 2, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Louisville Metro Council, after two years of discussions with diverse interest groups, has updated rules for flood-prone parts of the community that are already home to more than 12,000 houses," reports James Bruggers.

"The city doesn't ban development within a flood plain. But the new rules are designed to reduce risks for any new development while adding additional protection to tributaries of waterways like Beargrass Creek and Pond Creek," adds Bruggers. The new rules are expected to improve the flood protection ratings for communities around the city.

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Published on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Courier-Journal
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