Louisville Kentucky power outage updates | the latest numbers

Louisville, Kentucky —

5. March

LG&E and 1,500 of its partners from surrounding states are working together to restore power to neighborhoods affected by Friday’s storm.

The utility said crews will repair 230 broken poles and more than 2,500 downed cables over the next few days.

Many of the helping crews gathered at the Kentucky Expo Center Sunday morning to attend a safety briefing and pick up supplies before heading out.

Mayor Craig Greenberg and LG&E officials will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. to update on the progress of the power restoration.

More than 64,000 customers in Jefferson County were still without power as of 11:20 a.m. Sunday.

Here’s how some of the other counties fare:

  • Bullitt: 1,820
  • Jefferson: 64,565
  • Henry: 67
  • Mead: 86
  • Oldham: 5,995
  • Shelby: 57

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4th of March

Thousands in Kentuckiana have been impacted by Friday’s severe weather and destructive winds.

During a news conference Saturday morning, Liz Pratt, a spokeswoman for LG&E, said restoring power to all Louisville customers will be a multi-day process.

Victor Simon is one of many LG&E customers who have been without power.

The utility had 450 of its crews in Jefferson County throughout the day assessing damage and repairing critical infrastructure. Many of these crews, Pratt said, were called in from abroad.

“Yeah, I’m really wondering right now — I mean, I don’t expect them to fix it like that,” Simon said, snapping his fingers.

LG&E ranks Friday’s storm as the third most significant weather event in the past 20 years.

“The magnitude of this event cannot be overstated,” Pratt said. “It ranks behind the historic ice storm and storms of 2009 and 2008, respectively.”

According to LG&E, more than 2,500 power lines and about 230 utility poles were affected by the storm.

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To add further context, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said dispatchers received three times as many 911 calls on Friday.

“Safety is always our top priority and we remain focused on measures to protect the public and our customers, including addressing emergencies and ongoing reports of downed cables,” said.

As of 12:05 a.m. Sunday, more than 64,000 customers in Jefferson County were still without power

Here’s how some of the other counties fare:

  • Bullitt: 1,812
  • Jefferson: 64,120
  • Henry: 69
  • Mead: 93
  • Oldham: 7,329
  • Shelby: 57

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Mayor Craig Greenberg said all major roads in Louisville should be open by the end of Saturday.

Greenberg said his office is in ongoing discussions with the state government and FEMA. He hopes to access recovery funds for Louisvillaners.

“We will have more information in the coming days about opportunities to be involved in our recovery in light of the declaration of a state of emergency,” Greenberg said.

Beshear provides information about Kentucky

Louisville wasn’t the only affected area. Almost every corner of Kentucky was battered by Friday’s storm.

Governor Andy Beshear also confirmed five deaths and about 300,000 Kentuckians were without power.

During a briefing, he said he was grateful the damage was not as bad as it could have been and said the Kentuckians had heeded the advice given.

He also warned that the state is not out of the woods yet.

“Utility partners are working quickly to restore services. However, this may take some time. This is a very significant, widespread damage throughout Kentucky. There are several utilities operating and it will take at least days to restore power to some locations.”

Beshear activated the state’s price-gouging laws to protect families from grossly overpriced goods and services.

The state of emergency allows consumers in the Commonwealth to report price markdowns to Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office.

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