This is from the 9/15/ edition of local paper.
The Louisville area was pummeled yesterday with 70 mph winds that left hundreds of thousands without power.
The damage, which prompted Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to declare a state of emergency, was so extensive that officials said thousands of residents could be without power for up to a week.
Dispatchers in Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana also reported widespread damage and some non life-threatening injuries in both counties. Interstate 65 was shut down in at least one direction in Clark County near Sellersburg for several hours.
Nearly 173,458 customers of Duke Energy were without power in Indiana at 11 p.m., including 26,612 customers in Clark County and 19,846 in Floyd County.I know it could have been much worse. We lost power for only about 30 hours, my parents are still sitting in the dark. I think ours came back on so quickly because we live just a few blocks from the local jail. If you drive 1/8 of a mile down my street, there is no power. Go about 1/2 mile down the street and power is every where. There does not seem to be much rhyme or reason as to one side of the street having power and the other side, none. I have heard talk of houses next to each other, one has power and not the other. Trees are down, telephone poles bent over and shingles flying off houses like newspapers blowing in the wind. We actually had a neighbor get hit by some of our shingles while talking to John in the yard. We lost everything in our upright freezer, not to mention the stuff in the fridge. It will take several shopping trips to fill them both back up. May have to spread it out over the next month.
the tree pictured above is about 3 blocks away.
As you can see it is enormous, it brought up over a 6 foot section of earth with concrete on the side. It fell between the two houses. It did take out a small storage shed.
The school will be open on Monday, it will be nice to get them back. We have had way too much togetherness this week.