Kentucky Power urges customers to prepare for the ice storm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Much of the state is preparing for some weather conditions in the coming days, and Kentucky Power is urging customers to prepare for the storm.

Significant amounts of freezing rain are likely to occur across the region, which can severely damage electrical equipment, cause power outages and unsafe travel conditions.

According to Kentucky Power, in addition to their crews and business partners, nearly 220 additional employees will be arriving in the area on Tuesday evening and Wednesday to respond to outages.

As their crews prepare, they urge clients to do the same with the following tips:

  • Charge your cell phone and other devices
  • Have flashlights and fresh batteries ready
  • Have extra water for drinking and cooking
  • Portable heating (oil or gas) *
  • Non perishable foods and a manual can opener
  • Manufacturer instructions for power-operated devices such as garage door, generator
  • Important medications to take. Better to locate them while the power is still on.
  • * Caution: Some portable heaters can cause fire or other safety hazards if not used as directed by the manufacturer. Be sure to read the safety specifications of your specific model before using it during an outage.

Customers can report outages and check the latest information on how to recover their account at They say the outage map is updated every 15 minutes.

“Stay away from any broken line or spark device, and keep children and pets away from dropped lines and anything that might touch the lines,” says Kentucky Power.

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