However, as of Monday, Feb. 16, there were still some electric company crews out making repairs to street lights and security lights, Gilkey said. More than 180 contract crews, some from out of state, worked with the 80 Pennyrile Electric employees to restore power, repair downed lines and poles and clear debris, Gilkey added.
And despite some property damage and loss of power, there were no injuries in Trigg County as a result of wind storm on Wednesday, Feb. 11, said Randy Wade of the Trigg Emergency Management Agency.
Approximately 1,600 customers in the Cadiz District, which includes parts of Lyon and Caldwell Counties, were without power on Wednesday, Feb. 11, as a result of the wind storm, said Gilkey.
Tim McGinnis, superintendent of Trigg County Schools, said there that despite the effects of the windstorm, school continued normally and the buses took the students back to their homes on time.
Andrew Melynkovych, director of communications for the Kentucky Public Service Commission, said that about 55,000 customers in Kentucky lost power as a result of the wind storm last week.
Information gathered from all electric providers in the state last week indicates that almost 770,000 of Kentucky’s 2.2 million electric customers were without power during the peak of the storm. That number includes jurisdictional utilities, Tennessee Valley Authority-served utilities and non-TVA municipal utilities, said Melynkovych.
(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of the Cadiz Record.)