Businesses and Organizations Prepare for Hurricane Relief

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 […]

Schools Close as Power Restoration Continues

The first day of classes at Jefferson County Public Schools has been postponed due to power outages. Saturday’s storm knocked out power to about 30 schools and dozens of traffic lights, making teaching and transportation difficult. “With the uncertainty, the best thing to do is what’s certain,” says Superintendent Donna Hargens. “Our top priority is […]

Power Restoration Will Take Days Following Severe Storm

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, […]

Temps Not Record-Breaking But Heat Warnings Continue

The National Weather Service is predicting the heat index for Louisville to be mostly in the triple digits for the next week. While we won’t experience record-breaking temperatures, this is expected to be the longest heat wave Louisville has experienced this year. National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon says the combination of high temperatures and […]

Four Tornados Confirmed Wednesday Night

The National Weather Service storm survey crews have confirmed at least four tornados struck parts of Louisville last night. The first tornado struck around 8 pm last night, and Meteorologist Ted Funk says it was the most significant. “Based on our storm survey,” says Funk “the heaviest damage was near the intersection of Floyd Street […]

Isolated Strong Storms Cause Some Damage Wednesday Evening

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 […]

FEMA Opens Disaster Center in Louisville

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 […]