City Prepares For High Winds

Louisville Metro Government is preparing for potentially dangerous winds Wednesday.

The city’s Emergency Management Agency has spoken with meteorologists about the possibility for 55 mile per hour winds in the afternoon. Mayor Jerry Abramson says crews will be on hand to respond to damage.

“We have weakened or hanging limbs remaining from the ice storm that may be dislodged, that may damage homes or block streets or bring down power line,” he says. “The ground is obviously saturated with melting ice and snow and more rain coming in could result in the uprooting of trees and the resulting damage that would occur.”

Abramson says he does not want citizens to panic, but he also hopes to prevent the third major power outage in five months.