Storm damage hits Jefferson County, many without power

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It’s almost a cliché at this point: Louisville gets minutes of rain and massive wind gusts and ends up with a week of cleanup.

On August 13 around 5:30 PM, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Jefferson County. By 6 PM, people began losing power, and by 6:30 the rain had passed and the sun came out. The signs of the storm were everywhere: wet asphalt, tree limbs everywhere, and the faint sound of sirens in the distance.

Zachary Meeks-Steiger (12) was lucky enough to be at a friend’s house when his home in Germantown lost power. “The lights flickered and then we heard a transformer blow, and then everything went down,” Meeks-Steiger said. His plan for the remainder of the storm was to “play board games and hang out by candlelight.”

To report a power outage in your area, contact Louisville Gas and Electric by phone at 502-589-3500 or online, http://www.lge-ku.com/

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The Editor-in-Chief of Manual RedEye. He is also the Managing Editor for the Crimson Yearbook, an Eagle Scout, and Vice President of the duPont Manual Student YMCA. He Plans to Study Web Media and Political Science at Ithaca College/Western Kentucky University. Contact: (502)-432-7496 or at Charley.nold@gmail.com.