Shelter Set Up For Many Without Power

A shelter is set up in Paintsville for anyone without power.

It's at the Paintsville Recreation Center on Preston Street.

A Kentucky Power official says more than 8,000 people are without power in Johnson County alone and some service may not be restored until Saturday.

Officials also ask that you do not call 9-1-1 unless it's a life or death emergency.

They say many roads are impassable tonight due to ice.


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  • by Janie Location: paintsville on Feb 2, 2009 at 08:12 AM
    It's monday feb 2 and we are still without water and electric. we have no idea what we can do. I have 2 small kids and staying at my mother n laws at a low income apartments. She's usually not allowd to have people stay very long. Does anyone know of any options? God bless
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Jan 28, 2009 at 09:55 AM
    Myself i got the old kerosene heater out and went at the begining of the week and got kerosene for it.The forecasters had been giving it for us since last week.The best thing to do is be prepared for disaters like this before it happens and always have a backup heating alternative.
  • by Paintsville Location: Paintsville on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    My power went out around 1:00pm yesterday and continues to be out at this time. The roads leading into Paintsville are covered by downed trees (1428 and 321).
  • by Garnett Location: Powell Co. on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:49 AM
    My father-in-law is without electric,he's on oxygen need phone no# to call for help.
  • by Garnett Location: Powell County on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    My father-in-law is without electric. He has been unable to use his oxygen and cannot take his breathing treatments since 9:00 p.m. last night. Is there someone i can call for help for him?
  • by Flat Gap Location: Flatgap on Jan 27, 2009 at 08:15 PM
    I have lived in Johnson county all my life and I have never seen anything like this we do have power here in Flat Gap but we can hear trees falling all around us it is almost like a horror movie. VERY Scary
  • by Gordon Location: Knott on Jan 27, 2009 at 08:06 PM
    How are folks expected to get to the shelters with the highways and roads all iced over? They will freeze at home, and possibly wreck on the way to the shelter?????

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