A dozen University of Louisville students were displaced by a fire in their residence hall after lighting struck the building early Tuesday, but officials say the building can house the students in other rooms until a more permanent solution is found.

Providence, the privately-run student housing complex located near U of L’s Belknap Campus, caught fire but no students were injured, officials said. Nearly two dozen students were affected and Providence officials said half of the displaced students had renters insurance.

The Red Cross responded to the incident and provided assistance, said U of L President James Ramsey. [click to continue…]

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Louisville Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch; Oaks Post Time Now 6:20

by Gabe Bullard May 4, 2012

Update: 5:20 pm: Churchill Downs has moved the Oaks post time at 6:20 pm. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watchfor Louisville and the surrounding area until 10 pm. The NWS says to expect wind gusts up to 60 mph and excessive cloud-to-ground lightning between 5 and 6 pm. The weather caused the […]

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Henryville Schools Receive Waiver for Academic Calendar, Tests

by Devin Katayama April 12, 2012

West Clark Community Schools has been granted a waiver from tacking on days to the end of Henryville’s elementary and high schools’ academic year following last month’s storms. Nearly 1,300 students missed several weeks of class following the March 2 storms. All students are now back in class in new temporary locations, but the waiver […]

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Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touched Down in Jefferson County

by Gabe Bullard March 23, 2012

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Jefferson County earlier this afternoon. The twister brought winds of 105-110 miles per hour to southeast Jefferson County, damaging homes and knocking out power for thousands of residents. As of 5:00, under 1,000 homes and businesses were without power. Full restoration is expected […]

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Power Restoration Will Take Days Following Severe Storm

by Gabe Bullard August 13, 2011

Louisville Gas and Electric and Metro Government crews are assessing the damage caused by Saturday night’s severe storm. A brief but strong storm swept through the area shortly before 6 pm. Hours later, more than 120,000 LG&E customers in Jefferson County were without power. That’s roughly one third of all households. As of 10:45 pm, […]

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Isolated Strong Storms Cause Some Damage Wednesday Evening

by Dalton Main June 22, 2011

Isolated strong storms swept through Louisville this evening with at least one suspected tornado touching down near Churchill Downs and the UofL football stadium. There has been damage reported to some of the barns at Churchill downs but no injuries have been reported. Churchill Downs has announced that there will be no races on Thursday […]

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FEMA Opens Disaster Center in Louisville

by Gabe Bullard May 27, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a temporary office in Louisville. FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center will help residents apply for federal grants or loans to repair or replace property that was damaged in recent storms and floods. Louisville Metro Government did not qualify for federal aid for disaster relief, but home and business owners […]

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Visualizing Storm Damage

by Gabe Bullard April 28, 2011

We’ll hear about the devastating storms that swept through the south on today’s Here and Now. To give a scale to the disasters, NPR points to this map from the National Weather Service. Blue dots represent high winds. Green dots represent hail. Tornadoes are red.

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Beshear, Whitfield Discuss Flood Damage

by admin April 27, 2011

by Angela Hatton and Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield is on a tour of western Kentucky counties affected by flooding and storms. The Congressman visited Calloway County this morning and spoke with Murray Mayor Bill Wells about severe damage from Monday night’s storms. Whitfield says they also spoke about federal grants […]

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Some Schools Affected by Last Night’s Storms

by Todd Mundt April 20, 2011

After last night’s storms, New Albany/Floyd County schools are closed today. Floyd County Head Start is also closed. Greater Clark County Schools is running 2 hours late today. While we’re at it, as of 7 a.m., about 6,200 LG&E and KU customers are without power. Duke Energy reports about 9,000 customers without power in the […]

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