Updates | Metro Public Works gives rundown on extent of damage from storm (2024)

LG&E officials says restoring power for all Louisville-area customers will be a "multi-day" process following severe winds on Friday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

March 10

According to the outage map, there are still 24 customers with out power in Strathmoor Village and St. Matthews.

Metro Public Works also released a rundown on the extent of the damage from last Friday's storm:

  • 246 intersections lost power to traffic lights
  • 275 roadways needed tree or debris removal
  • 38 of the aforementioned roads still need to be cleaned
  • Nearly 2,000 residents got rid of storm debris at the seven drop-off locations.

March 9

1 p.m.

There are a total of 1,287 customers without power in the Commonwealth.

Here's a breakdown of how many people within surrounding counties are still without people:

  • Hardin: Less than 5 (KU)
  • Henry: Less than 5 (KU), Less than 5 (LG&E)
  • Bullitt: 14 (LG&E)
  • Jefferson: 820 (LG&E)
  • Oldham: 116 (LG&E)

5 a.m.

LG&E said more than 395,000 Kentuckians in its service area were impacted by last Friday's severe weather.

As of Wednesday night, more than 385,000 LG&E customers' power has been restored.

There are a total of 1,862 customers without power in the Commonwealth.

Here's a breakdown of how many people within surrounding counties are still without people:

  • Hardin: Less than 5 (KU)
  • Henry: Less than 5 (KU), Less than 5 (LG&E)
  • Bullitt: 15 (LG&E)
  • Jefferson: 1,120 (LG&E)
  • Oldham: 268 (LG&E)

While outage numbers can always fluctuate based on additional damage leftover from the March 3 storm, out of the more than 395,000 customers impacted, more than 385,000 customers across our service area have been restored as of this evening. pic.twitter.com/biGCgEVSiq

— LG&E and KU (@lgeku) March 9, 2023

March 8

6:45 p.m.

LG&E still expects the "majority" of customers to have power Wednesday night.

There are a total of 6,712 customers still without power in the Commonwealth.

Here's a breakdown of how many people within surrounding counties are still without people:

  • Hardin: Less than 5 (KU)
  • Henry: Less than 5 (KU), Less than 5 (LG&E)
  • Bullitt: 48 (LG&E)
  • Jefferson: 3,228 (LG&E)
  • Oldham: 480 (LG&E)

1:30 p.m.

Crews are still hard at work restoring power across the state.

As of 1:30 p.m., More than 14,500 estimated customers are still without power.

Here's how outages are looking in surrounding counties:

  • Bullitt: 83 (LG&E)
  • Jefferson: 6,414 (LG&E)
  • Hardin: Less than 5 (KU)
  • Oldham: 781 (LG&E)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

March 7

9:15 p.m.

As of 9:15 p.m., 18,660 estimated customers are still without power.

Here's how outages are looking in surrounding counties:

  • Bullitt: 85 (LG&E)
  • Jefferson: 8,951 (LG&E)
  • Hardin: 12 (KU)
  • Oldham: 919 (LG&E)
  • Washington: Less than 5 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as our crews continue to work around the clock to safely restore power for all customers impacted by the March 3 storm, which hit Kentucky with hurricane-force winds. pic.twitter.com/SDQB7AH9nW

— LG&E and KU (@lgeku) March 8, 2023

3 p.m.

Power continues to be quickly restored across the commonwealth.

By Tuesday afternoon, more than 33,000 LGE-KU customers are without power.

In Jefferson County, a little more than 14,000 households and businesses are without power.

Here's how outages are in other counties surrounding Louisville:

  • Bullitt: 101 (LG&E); 5 (KU)
  • Jefferson: 14,224 (LG&E)
  • Hardin: 118 (LG&E); 331 (KU)
  • Oldham: 1,746 (LG&E)
  • Washington: 107 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

11 a.m.

Line crews are back out Tuesday working to restore power to thousands in the WHAS11 viewing area.

Tuesday morning, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said across the state, power outages are still impacting more then 63,000 customers.

Of those, a little more than 41,000 are LG&E customers. In Jefferson County alone, more than 16,000 households and businesses don't have power.

Last Friday's powerful windstorm took out power to more than 368,000 LG&E customers across Kentucky, officials said. Since then, the company reports nearly 81% of impacted customershave had their power restored.

Here's how outages are in other counties surrounding Louisville:

  • Bullitt: 82 (LG&E); 7 (KU)
  • Jefferson: 16,471 (LG&E)
  • Hardin: 118 (LG&E); 374 (KU)
  • Oldham: 3,053 (LG&E)
  • Washington: 118 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

Estimated restoration times continue to be available for all customers who remain without power and will continue to be refined and adjusted based on our crews’ on-site assessment of system damage and the various degrees of difficulty of each repair job we face. pic.twitter.com/YNZABCgqid

— LG&E and KU (@lgeku) March 7, 2023

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5 a.m.

As of 5 a.m., there are a total estimated 44,211 customers without power.

Here's a breakdown of outages by county:

  • Bullitt: 84 (LG&E); 7 (KU)
  • Jefferson: 17,538 (LG&E)
  • Henry: Less than 5 (LG&E); Less than 5 (KU)
  • Oldham: 3,622 (LG&E); Less than 5 (KU)
  • Shelby: Less than 5 (LG&E); 16 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

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March 6

11 p.m.

As of 11 p.m., there are a total estimated 45,725 customers without power.

Here's a breakdown of outages by county:

  • Bullitt: 84 (LG&E); 7 (KU)
  • Jefferson: 18,362 (LG&E)
  • Henry: Less than 5 (LG&E); Less than 5 (KU)
  • Oldham: 2,861 (LG&E); Less than 5 (KU)
  • Shelby: Less than 5 (LG&E); 16 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

9:15 p.m.

As of 9 p.m., an estimated 49,000 LG&E-KU customers are still without power.

Jefferson County Public Schools also announced that power has been restored to Kenwood Elementary School and Camp Taylor Elementary school.

A JCPS spokesperson also said the Jeffersontown Bus Compound now has power.

🚨JCPS UPDATE | Power has been restored to Camp Taylor Elementary School. All JCPS schools are open today. #WeAreJCPS

Posted by Jefferson County Public Schools onTuesday, March 7, 2023

7:30 p.m.

According to a social media post from Jefferson County Public Schools, all but two JCPS schools will be open Tuesday. The two that won't be open are Camp Taylor Elementary and Kenwood Elementary.

"If power is restored to Camp Taylor and Kenwood tonight or early tomorrow morning, school will be in session," they wrote.

6 p.m.

As of Monday afternoon, JCPS reports only elementary school, Camp Taylor, remains without power. Only four schools don't have internet access.

The Jeffersontown Bus Compound also does not have power yet.

67,000 LGE-KU customers are without power this evening, which has gone down by 20,000 since this morning.

Here's a breakdown of outages by county:

  • Bullitt: 139 (LG&E); 7 (KU)
  • Jefferson: 27,662 (LG&E)
  • Henry: Less than 5 (LG&E); 61 (KU)
  • Oldham: 4,171 (LG&E); 8 (KU)
  • Shelby: 57 (LG&E); 71 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

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3 p.m.

Despite tens of thousands still without power, crews continue to restore power across Kentucky.

By Monday afternoon, LGE-KU reported more than 74,000 customers are without power. A little more than 29,000 of those outages are in Jefferson County.

A JCPS spokesperson said only two schools are now without power. Those are Camp Taylor Elementary and Okolona Elementary. The Jeffersontown Bus Compound still has no power.

Only seven schools are without internet.

Here's what outages look like in surrounding counties:

  • Bullitt: 169 (LG&E); 7 (KU)
  • Jefferson: 34,810 (LG&E)
  • Henry: Less than 5 (LG&E); 128 (KU)
  • Oldham: 4,417 (LG&E); 8 (KU)
  • Shelby: 57 (LG&E); 100 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

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10:30 a.m.

Thousands across the WHAS11 viewing area still have no power after Friday's devastating windstorm, but Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says he expects a lot of power to be restored Monday.

During a morning press conference, Beshear said 124,000 homes and businesses don't have power across the commonwealth.

"We believe a lot of people will get power today," he said. "What happened was the storms persisted with the high winds through Friday, Saturday, and most locations was about safety."

He said removing downed lines, some of which were still charged, was crucial for crews over the weekend as safety was a top priority.

"We lost five Kentuckians, we didn't wanna lost anymore," Beshear said. "So Saturday, Sunday, today, they are telling us are the days that they are doing the heavy lifting on getting communities and neighborhoods back online."

That’s about 76% of total impacted customers that have been restored across our system.

Estimated restoration times are now available for all customers and will continue to be updated based on our crews' on-site assessment of damage and repairs for each job. pic.twitter.com/2wY6EvsJGh

— LG&E and KU (@lgeku) March 6, 2023

According to LG&E-KU, more than 87,000 Kentucky customers are without power. Less than 35,000 are in Jefferson County alone.

Here's how some of the other counties are measuring up:

  • Bullitt: 173 (LG&E); 7 (KU)
  • Jefferson: 34,810 (LG&E)
  • Henry: 14 (LG&E); 153 (KU)
  • Meade: 53 (LG&E)
  • Oldham: 4,417 (LG&E); 9 (KU)
  • Shelby: 57 (LG&E); 298 (KU)

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

"I expect to see a lot of progress today," Beshear said.

According to Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), three schools have no power. Those are WEB DuBois Middle School, Okolona Elementary and Camp Taylor Elementary.

The Jeffersontown Bus Compound also has no power, a JCPS spokesperson said. 14 schools remain without internet.

Beshear said he visited McCracken County over the weekend where an EF-2 tornado struck Fremont.

"[It] went basically down their Main Street a mile-and-a-half," he said. "No one got hurt in this town despite the fact this tornado damage a lot of houses and hit half of the church head on."

The governor said he believes the statewide disaster will qualify for a Federal Disaster Declaration on the public assistance side, it's unknown if it would qualify for individual assistance.

"Good news for those that are insured," he said. "Insurance will cover a lot of the damage that's done in a windstorm or tornado."

March 5

4:20 p.m.

Mayor Greenberg thanked Louisville and Jefferson County residents for their patience as crews work 16-hour shifts to get the city back to where it was before the storm.

"Thank you to all of the hard working men and women who are working around the clock -- whether it's at LG&E, whether it's part of our Public Works team or another agency that is helping in this effort. Thank you," he said.

LG&E also spoke on their efforts Sunday and answered questions about estimated restoration times not given throughout the weekend.

Spokeswoman Liz Pratt said the times are starting to become available for customers who remain without power and more are expected to be added "based on crews, on-site assessment of system damage and the various degrees of difficulty of each repair the crews face."

Pratt said, "Each may be different depending on the circ*mstances. Each job is different and presents its own unique challenges for crews which is why estimated restoration times can vary by customer."

Pratt said using the outage map which is accessible through the website and mobile is the best way to track restoration progress.

You can text "OUTAGE" or "STATUS" to 454358.

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

The utility company said crews will be fixing 230 broken poles and more than 2,500 downed wires over the next few days.

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

About 41,000 customers in Jefferson County were still without power as of 9 p.m. Sunday.

Here's how some of the other counties are measuring up:

  • Bullitt: 158
  • Jefferson: 41,726
  • Henry: 14
  • Meade: 52
  • Oldham: 3,649
  • Shelby: 57

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

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More services offered

Louisville organization Dare to Care is offering services for those who were affected by storms. They say the power outages have created "food hardships" for some in the community.

They have organized mobile pantries that will be at the following locations:

March 6

  • Catholic Enrichment Center: 3146 West Broadway (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • Newburg Community Center: 4610 Exeter Avenue (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • St. Stephen Church: 1015 South 18th Street (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

March 7

  • Portland PACT: 2500 Portland Avenue (10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • Holy Name Catholic Church: 2933 South Fourth Street (1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Debris drop-off

Residents looking to drop off tree debris following Friday’s storm will have options available to them around Jefferson County.

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg and Metro Public Works have announced free drop-off sites beginning March 6.

Click here for more information.

March 4

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

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

Victor Simon is one of many LG&E customers who were still without power.

The utility company had 450 of its crews out in Jefferson County, throughout the day, assessing damage and repairing critical infrastructure. Many of those crews, Pratt said, were called in from out-of-state.

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

LG&E ranks Friday's severe weather as the third most significant weather event its seen in the last 20-years.

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

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

To add further context, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said dispatchers received three times the amount of emergency calls, Friday.

"Our top priority is always safety, and we continue to focus on measures to protect the public and our customers, including addressing emergency needs and continued reports of downed wires," they said.

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

Here's how some of the other counties are measuring up:

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

To check the status of power outages in your area, click here.

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

Greenberg said his office is in current talks with state government and FEMA. He is hoping to access recovery funds for Louisvillians.

"We will have more information over the coming days about the opportunities to participate in our recovery in given the state of emergency declaration," Greenberg said.

Beshear gives update on Kentucky

Louisville wasn’t the only area impacted. Nearly every corner of Kentucky was hit by Friday’s storm.

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

During a briefing, he said he is thankful the damage was not as bad as it could have been, saying Kentuckians heeded advice given.

He also warned the state isn’t out of the woods yet.

“Utility partners are working quickly to restore services. But this may take some time. This is very significant, widespread damage throughout Kentucky. It is multiple utility providers that are working and it's going to take at least days to get power up in some places."

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

With the state of emergency in place, consumers in the Commonwealth can report price gouging to attorney general Daniel Cameron’s office.

To check the status of power outages in Indiana, click here.

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