City Prepares For High Winds

by Gabe Bullard on February 10, 2009

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.

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Randall February 11, 2009 at 7:11 am

And just how does Mayor Jer hope to PREVENT this wind storm?

Michelle February 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

Fat chance. As much damage as was done to trees by the ice storm, any weakened branches are going to fall. If we do get this wind, it’s going to be a disaster, and we’ll get to listen to LG&E whine, and try to defend their shoddy service.

Lin February 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Our prayers and willingness to help each other is the only thing we can do right now. I do hope the Mayor Abramson will make sure that residents in the 40216 and 40210 zip code areas are not left to fend for themselves with the current mess to clean up and then with the possible damages we may face today to add to our stress. To those who report the weather – stop leaving out the Shively, Duvall, and Shawnee area neighborhoods!!! Storms seem to follow the river and the river surrounds these areas where there are many old trees to be concerned about. Let’s take care of our neighbors today and tomorrow.

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