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… Continue reading Businesses and Organizations Prepare for Hurricane Relief

Kentucky Red Cross Volunteers Preparing for Hurricane

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… Continue reading Kentucky Red Cross Volunteers Preparing for Hurricane

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… Continue reading Schools Close as Power Restoration Continues

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,… Continue reading Power Restoration Will Take Days Following Severe Storm

UPDATED: Thousands Lose Power in Jefferson County

A heavy rain and wind storm that hit Louisville just before 6:00 this evening knocked out power to thousands in the county. 9:57 UPDATE: With 103,500 customers in Louisville and 34,000 in southern Indiana without power, the mayor and LG&E officials told the media it could take days to fully restore power. The outages are… Continue reading UPDATED: Thousands Lose Power in Jefferson County

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… Continue reading Temps Not Record-Breaking But Heat Warnings Continue

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… Continue reading Four Tornados Confirmed Wednesday Night

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… Continue reading Isolated Strong Storms Cause Some Damage Wednesday Evening

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… Continue reading FEMA Opens Disaster Center in Louisville