Several Louisville-area organizations are preparing to help eastern states in the path of Hurricane Irene.

Louisville Gas and Electric crews have been sent to Pennsylvania and Virginia to help restore power, should lines be damaged. Crews from other states often come to Kentucky during severe outages.

The Bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross has sent volunteers to the east as well to help with any necessary relief efforts. While many Salvation Army chapters in the hurricane’s path have been mobilized, the Louisville chapter has been put on standby.

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Kentucky Red Cross Volunteers Preparing for Hurricane

by admin August 24, 2011

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross is preparing for Hurricane Irene. Spokesman Winn Stephens says as the storm moves closer to land, volunteers are mobilizing. “We have our emergency response vehicle and two local volunteers who left at 6:00 on Wednesday morning to drive to Columbia, South […]

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President Approves Disaster Funding

by Gabe Bullard October 10, 2008

Louisville Metro Government may need to adjust some departmental budgets to recoup expenses from last month’s severe windstorms.

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Ike To Bring Wind, Possible Rain To Louisville

by Gabe Bullard September 13, 2008

The remnants of Hurricane Ike will bring some strong winds and possible rainfall to Louisville.

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Hanna And Ike Unlikely To Send Evacuees To Louisville

by Gabe Bullard September 5, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna is headed for the East Coast. But it’s unlikely any evacuees will be coming to Louisville.

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Evacuees Visiting Attractions

by Gabe Bullard September 4, 2008

Hundreds of Hurricane Gustav evacuees have been enjoying attractions around Louisville while they wait for word on when they can return home.

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Hurricanes Expected to Bring Little Rain to Kentucky

by scrosby September 2, 2008

Forecasters say it’s unlikely the Louisville area will see any precipitation from the remnants of Hurricane Gustav or other storm systems approaching the U.S. Don Kirkpatrick with the National Weather Service in Louisville says what’s left of Gustav is moving very slowly through Louisiana and Texas. “We could see a little bit of moisture from […]

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Louisville To Host Evacuees

by Gabe Bullard August 30, 2008

At least one airplane full of Gulf Coast evacuees will stay in Louisville tonight.

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Fay To Have Little Or No Effect On Kentucky

by scrosby August 18, 2008

Sometimes when a hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall in the U.S., remnants of the storm travel several hundred miles inland. But Kentucky forecasters say that likely won’t be the case with Tropical Storm Fay. Meteorologist Joe Ammerman with the National Weather Service in Louisville says Fay isn’t expected to have even a small impact […]

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