Hundreds Buy Generators During Power Outage

Thousands all across Central Kentucky remain in the dark, after losing power during this week's major storm.

With families left without electricity for days, hundreds have been flocking to Home Depot in Lexington, one of the few places where you can find generators.

Since Wednesday, the stores on Richmond Road and Harrodsburg Road have sold more than 1500 generators.

Store managers say they can barely keep up with the demand. The store on Harrodsburg Road receives about 250 generators per shipment. People are waiting hours in some cases to wait for the next round to come.

Managers at both stores say they will continue to order generators as the need continues.

O'Reilly Auto Parts on Versailles Road will also be getting a shipment of about 150 generators on Friday. They should be for sale around 3 p.m.


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  • by Anna Hollon Location: Winchester on Jan 30, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    Maybe God is trying to tell us something and we are not listening
  • by brandy Location: knott on Jan 30, 2009 at 05:01 PM
    You can buy generators at the napa stores as well
  • by ernie Location: lexington on Jan 30, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    I wish that you would tell people if they are going to use a generator to get a prefsonal to hook it up for them. and to turn off the mane baker before they hook it up and to keep it outside when in use.
  • by Ron Location: ky on Jan 30, 2009 at 03:02 PM
    people using Generators to power your homes please be careful..looks like well stay busy till spring with all the clean up we have worked 10 hr days and people are still calling. please dont set Generators next to sliding on your home or in your house. go luck to every one God bless and please remember to check on your love ones and friends.
  • by Cold in Lexington Location: Lex on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    I heard the Lowes in Richmond, KY has generators and are gettin heaters tomorrow
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 at 09:29 AM
    Wood burning stove candles putting food in coolers and sticking them in the snow chainsaw flashlights = no problem. who needs a generator, daniel boone didn't and neither did we hahahaha.
  • by Thomas Location: Lexington on Jan 30, 2009 at 08:40 AM
    I finally got power late last night and could watch the news segment on generator sales. I wondered what capacity generator people are buying at $800. My father bought one two years ago for $1000 as a just-in-case purchase and has been using it for three days to operate vital items like the furnace, deep freeze and refrig. Hopefully people purchasing generators will carefully read the instructions on operation and ventilation.
  • by Pamela Location: Harrodsburg on Jan 30, 2009 at 07:03 AM
    My husband tried to by a generator form Home depot... but couldnt because they had a list so he had to drive to knoxville tn. He stopped in London KY but they didnt have any either...We live in North Washington County and still dont have power... my husband is staying home while we(me and my 2 boys) are staying in versailles with his parents.. Hopefully we will go home tonight...we have a generator..now.

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