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Strong Storms Forecast

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast at times from Thursday through Friday night as upper-level weather disturbances move slowly across the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall will accompany the storms, and locally strong wind gusts are again possible Thursday afternoon over parts of central Kentucky. If storms develop and move over the same locations, flooding could […]

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Lexington Outdoor Warning Siren Testing Today

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens TODAY, August 14, 2018, from 10am to 3pm. If you live near a park or golf course, expect to hear the outdoor siren sound a series of chimes followed by a voice announcement “This is a test” These tests are due to new equipment […]

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Don’t Leave These Items in a Hot Car!

As the summertime and hot temperatures become more frequent, the most common reminders for drivers are to be aware of how warm a vehicle can get while parked in the sun and to never leave a child or pet inside that car or truck. In addition, however, there are many other common items that are […]

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South Lexington Power Outage Update

Update at 3:10pm.  Power has been restored to all customers in Lexington.  The equipment failure has been repaired. —————————— Approximately 12,000 KU customers are without power due to an issue at a local power substation. The map shows the exact extend of the power outage. KU estimates that power will be restored by 5:30pm.  Some […]

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Storm Damage Update at 4pm, Monday, July 23

Power restoration in Lexington continues with local crews and out-of-state workers.  As of 4:00pm, 556 KU customers are without power. God’s Pantry will provide food to persons in need at three remote distribution centers in Lexington. The shelter at the Lexington Senior Center for those persons with non-emergency medical needs has closed.  The Senior Center […]

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Power Outage and Response Update – 8am, Monday, July 23

Update: The non-emergency medical needs shelter at the Lexington Senior Center is closed.  The Senior Center is open for regular programming until 5pm.   As of 8am, Monday July 23, there are 2,020 KU Fayette County customers without power. KU advises crews will continue working to restore power to all customers, but some restorations may […]

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Senior Citizen Center opens as shelter for those with medical needs

Update: The shelter at the Senior Center has closed as of 8am on Monday. Residents who are without electricity and have non-emergency medical needs can find shelter tonight at the Senior Center. “These are people who health is dependent upon electricity,” said Ken Armstrong, the City’s Commissioner of Public Safety. Pat Dugger, Director of the […]

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Lexington Power Repair Update – 5pm, Sunday, July 22

KU crews and other other out of state crews continue to work to restore power to customers in Lexington. As of 5pm, 10,500 customers remain without power.  More than 12,000 customers had power restored on Sunday. Crews will continue working through Sunday evening and through Monday and Tuesday. Please check the KU Outage website at http://stormcenter.lge-ku.com/default.html […]

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Lexington Power Outage Update – Sunday, July 22

Now 16,000 without power in Lexington (down from 22,000 last night, initially 72,000). KU has 800 people working in Lexington this morning, including 160 technicians who came in overnight. Police are currently managing traffic at nine intersections, clearing several intersections overnight. To check power outage information, visit the KU Outage website here. Emergency Management is […]

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Lexington’s Warning Siren Network Designed for Outdoor Alerts

The Lexington Division of Emergency Management wants to remind residents about the purpose of the outdoor warning sirens in parks and golf courses. “These sirens are effective for people outdoors in those parks and golf courses,” said Pat Dugger, Director, Lexington Emergency Management. “These sirens are not designed for warning people who are indoors. Even […]

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