Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Severe Weather Live Blogging

9:57pm: 34,798 Kentucky Power customers out...3,040 here in Letcher County. Two counties affected by the recent ice storm--Martin and Breathitt--have the highest number of outages. Click here for the latest from Kentucky Power.

6:36pm: Power outages increased since last update...2,769 Kentucky Power customers still without power in Letcher County... a total of 30,628 Kentucky Power customers region-wide without power. Power on at my house here in Isom. PRAY for those affected by the storms.

5:52pm: 2,116 Kentucky Power customers in Letcher County without power.

5:37pm: Power is out at Sandlick...trees are down in portions of Letcher County. Power was flickering earlier here in Isom...but is on at the time of this update. STAY SAFE.

5:20pm: Winds continue here in Isom while the worst of the severe weather has moved on to the east. Power is out along the Whitesburg Bypass.

4:57pm: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING extended until 6pm for Letcher County.

4:46pm: Line of storms will hit Jeremiah and Roxana here in Letcher County by 5pm...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Johnson, Martin and northern Floyd County until 5:45pm

4:21pm: Winds have picked up here in Isom. STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES.

4:18pm: TORNADO WARNING for parts of Breathitt, Lee, and Wolfe until 5pm. SEEK SHELTER NOW!!!

4:06pm: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for portions of SE Kentucky--including Letcher County--until 5pm. STAY SAFE.

3:57pm: TORNADO WARNING for Knox County until 4:30pm. SEEK SHELTER NOW!!!

3:43pm: TORNADO WARNING for portions of McCreary and Whitley counties until 4:15pm

3:27pm: TORNADO WARNINGS for parts of Madison and Garrard counties...more TORNADO WARNINGS for parts of south-central Kentucky. SEEK SHELTER NOW!

3:05pm: TORNADO WARNINGS for parts of Lincoln and Casey counties...other storms move into metro Lexington.

2:12pm ET: TORNADO WATCH has just been issued for Eastern Kentucky until 9pm. In addition, the HIGH WIND WARNING continues until 4am early Thursday morning. Storms are roughly along the I-65 corridor at this time. Letcher County schools will be dismissing at 2:30pm. See map above for latest radar and Tornado Watch info. I will post updates as needed. Post your comments...keep it civil and clean.

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