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Lengthy clean-up continues at Trevilian & Newburg Monday after trees, power lines snap and collapse

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Power lines down at Trevilian & Newburg Monday morning after Saturday's storm. Power lines down at Trevilian & Newburg Monday morning after Saturday's storm.
LG&E crews continue working to restore power at Trevilian & Newburg. LG&E crews continue working to restore power at Trevilian & Newburg.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two days after historic storms slammed into Kentuckiana, the repairs and clean-up continue Monday.

LG&E crews scrambled to restore power at Trevilian and Newburgh, after trees and power lines snapped and collapsed from winds gusting up to 70-miles-per-hour Saturday night.  That's the storm that, at the height, knocked out power to 150,000 people. 

Those living in that area are feeling the wrath of Mother Nature, either from not having power or having their own trees come toppling down from the storm.

"We actually lost half our tree; it was two trunks and one trunk fell over this way in the lawn," said Sue Gascoyne.

She's only lived near that intersection for a few months.

"It was just a mess," she said.

But veteran resident Mike Evans is becoming a pro in terms of wild weather.

"We're kind of getting used to it up here, we've had 3 up here in the past 20 years," Evans said.

Everyone near Trevilian and Newburg vividly recall the few minutes of a storm that's effects are lasting much longer.

"I've never seen the rain do that before it just looked like a hurricane in Louisville," Evans said.

"I was at work and the storm just came out of nowhere it hit us at the pool stuff was flying around everywhere, chairs and on my way home a gas station had been fallen on by a billboard and then I came home and there wasn't any power," Ema Selimovic said.

It made for a memorable day for her working at the Lake Side Swim Club.

"The lifeguard post had just fallen into the water and so they all just rushed into the building," Selimovic said.  "I feel really lucky because the car behind me at work actually got hit, mine was actually about a foot away from getting hit," she said.

It's a storm that may have been brief, but will have a lasting memory.

"I'm happy, I get one more day of summer," Selimovic laughed, adding it's a memorable way to start the school year at JCPS.

Meanwhile LG&E continues work to restore power across the area.

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