Storm blasts Cadiz, cutting power
by Alan Reed -- areed@cadizrecord.com
Mar 15, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The March 9, 2006 storm that swept through Trigg County left its mark across Western Kentucky with sudden and destructive force.

Meteorologist John Champion of WPSD News Channel 6, in Paducah (a Paxton Media Partner,) shared statistics on the storm with the Cadiz Record. “Cadiz reported a wind gust of 60 miles per hour, nickel-sized hail, and 1.25-1.4 inches of rain from automated rain gauges.”

The wind was the damaging element of the storm, however. Not only were limbs and branches blown down from the storm, but power lines and poles as well.

District Manager Ricky Turner, of Pennyrile Electric was contacted on the night of the storm. “It’s all wind damage. We have lines down and poles that have broken off. The damage is just so scattered. We’re seeing problems not only in Trigg County, but a lot of Lyon and Caldwell Counties have problems as well.”

At that time, Turner had no estimate of the damage, nor exactly how many customers were without power. The estimated time for completion of the repairs was unavailable as well, as the full magnitude of the damage had not been fully assessed. “Hopefully, we’ll be done by sometime tomorrow.”

The storm’s impact was random, with some businesses and residences barely noticing a flicker, other people remained in the dark.

Ferrell’s Hamburgers on Main Street enjoyed a brisk business after the storm, around 11 pm.

Ferrell’s Grille Cook, Kim Robinson, originally of Portsmouth, OH, has only lived in Cadiz for about a month. “We don’t get storms as bad there as this one was.” She reported that the electricity had gone off and on all night, but the longest sustained outage lasted only about 5 minutes. The hailstorm, she added, lasted about 15 minutes.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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