LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Filling her generator with gas, Louisville resident, Cheryl Harris reacts to the storm that blew threw the Commonwealth yesterday.
“It was pouring down raining so hard and then it slowly stopped. And then just the wind. I’ve lived in Florida for several years and it was right up there as being as windy,” Harris, a Louisville resident, said.
Harris lives with her husband, who is paralyzed on the left side of his body.
“He just needs to stay warm because his body gets colder faster. So he has a heating blanket but no electricity.”
Harris fuels her outside generator with gas.
She’s following the guidelines from the Kentucky Emergency Management Director, who is advising Kentuckians to only use generators outdoors.
And Harris has a positive attitude about her power.
“We’ve heard, ya know, two days, we might get power, so as long as we don’t get more rain or storms, you know, we’ll be alright.”
According to LG&E and KU, power has been restored for some customers and they are actively working on responding to the event and using crews from other utilities as well.
Estimated restoration times are not available due to the damage of the LG&E and KU electric system.
And in the meantime, it sounds like Harris’ community has been supportive through the storms.
“Everybody around here has been keeping an eye on everybody.”
LG&E warns people to stay away from down power lines and to assume they hot. If you see one, report it to LG&E or KU.