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Louisville mayor Greg Fischer is seeking federal aid for damage caused by last week’s heavy rains and flooding.

Fischer has signed an order declaring a local state of emergency, according a news release from his office. The mayor also directed the city’s Emergency Management Agency to gather damage and cost estimates across the city in order to begin the process of applying for aid.

“The record rains, up to seven inches in some areas, caused devastating flash flooding and damage in all areas of the community and we are working quickly to provide both immediate help and longer-term support in the form of federal disaster assistance,” Fischer said in the released statement.

Louisville residents will be able to drop off debris at seven different sites located throughout the city, at no charge. Flood debris will be accepted through April 25.

The Metro Waste Reduction Center is currently accepting flood debris. Six additional drop-off locations will be available this Thursday, and remain open Thursday through Saturday of each week, until April 25.

Here are the drop-off sites:

Waste Reduction Center
636 Meriwether Avenue
Open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These sites will operate Thursday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

Bethany Lane
10500 Lower River Road at Bethany Lane

Newburg Community Center
4810 Exeter Ave 40218

Outer Loop Recycling Center
7201 Outer Loop 40228

Dixie Recycling Center
7219 Dixie Hwy 40258

Charlie Vettiner Park
5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Rd 40299

Hubbards Ln. Recycling Center
595 Hubbards Ln. 40207