Louisville, Kentucky (WDRB) — Thousands of people in the Louisville area remain without power after severe weather hit Sunday night.
Severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings were issued for Jefferson County throughout the evening as winds and hail passed through the area.
Kayla Ford, who lives in the East End of Louisville, was putting her baby to bed when the first part of the storm hit. She said it was when part of a tree broke off and landed on the window where three young children were watching the storm.
While one end of the tree did not enter the house, the other penetrated the ceiling of the child’s room.
“We were in the basement and then everything was lifted,” Ford said. “It cleared up so we went up and then within five seconds there was just a loud noise, there was wind, and then the whole house shook.”
The family had some water damage downstairs, but they have power. Some friends stopped by on a Monday afternoon to help them clean up.
As of 6 p.m. Monday, LG&E estimated that 9,887 customers were without power. The utility company serves 1,022,887 customers.
LG&E spokeswoman Natasha Collins said the utility company has brought in an additional 170 technicians to help restore power across its service areas. Collins said LG&E prioritizes repairs to protect customers, residents and crews first before focusing on repair, which includes working on corrective services.
Repair times depend on the amount of damage, according to Collins. Nearly 3,000 customers have restored power in the past three hours, according to LG&E’s outage map.
Collins said LG&E expects to have estimated recovery times for the remaining repairs across the system available by Monday evening.
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