It was hard to believe. Ice. Everywhere.
Nothing and no one was immune.
Weathercasters couldn’t believe what they were seeing on forecast models and radar. An ice storm of epic proportions. Large trees snapped like toothpicks under the weight of two inches of ice.
When the storm finally let up, nearly 150,000 people in Fayette County were without electric power. It would take weeks to get the electric power distribution back up and operating.
Millions of dollars in damage and lost productivity.
For even those who were somewhat prepared, the ice storm challenged people to be self-sufficient and help others who weren’t so ready.
A lot has changed since the 2003 ice storm…and even more since another ice storm in 2009.
Electric power utilities have improved their distribution system. Residents are better prepared.
Lexington Emergency Management is also better prepared to assist public safety and other public and private organizations to help them be better prepared.
That information is available on this website, on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.