PSC's Ice Storm Survey Ends Tomorrow

by scrosby on July 30, 2009

An online survey conducted by the Public Service Commission ends tomorrow. The survey was launched last month to get public input on safety issues during January’s ice storm.

Spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says the PSC is trying to find out what people knew in regard to safety during an extended power outage.

“As we saw during the ice storm,” says Melnykovych, “there were still a considerable number of serious injuries and even fatalities as a result of people doing things like running a generator in their garage or in their basement, and various other things that were really preventable kinds of injuries and fatalities.”

Melnykovych says nearly 800 people have taken the survey.

After tomorrow’s deadline, he says they’ll work to compile the results in a report that will be combined with information from area utility companies about how the state can be better prepared for the next major outage.

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David Cooper July 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I think that LG& E should learn from September’s windstorm and January’s ice storm. The company should prepare for such contingencies. It is unacceptable that some people were without power for two weeks. This is not the turn of the 20th century. The utility should implement alternative green energy sources and should also bury the power lines underground. Although my family and I were greatly inconvenienced and even had to spend one night in a hotel at our expense, LG&E estimated my bill and charged us for a service that we did not receive. We have stopped keeping meat in our freezer because we never know when LG& E will fail again. In the last five years we have been without power six or seven times. If I could get off the grid, I would.LG &E handled the emergency at a snails pace and deserves no kudos although I do appreciate the workers who came from other states to assist us. Maybe the company should hire people to trim branches away from power lines.

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