Louisville courthouse flood cleanup under way

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Louisville expect the repairs and cleanup of the old Jefferson County Courthouse will take three months following a water pipe leak that flooded the mayor's office and other rooms in the building.

The Courier Journal reports the offices of Mayor Greg Fischer and other city offices have been relocated to elsewhere in the 160-year-old building following the flooding that occurred on March 23.

Paul Davis Restoration was hired to supervise the cleanup. Eric Powell, a mitigation specialist with the company, declined to estimate the cost of the cleanup. The pipe burst in the morning, but the leak wasn't discovered until later that afternoon when the mayor's chief of staff found ankle deep water in Fischer's office.

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