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LG&E, MetroSafe, MSD prep for Halloween storms

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Mayor Greg Fischer Mayor Greg Fischer
Dennis Thomasson Dennis Thomasson

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Organizations all over the Louisville Metro area are preparing for the possibility of storms on Halloween night.

Louisville Gas and Electric is asking the public to gather flashlights and emergency kits before the storm hits to be prepared if you lose power. They also ask is you lose power call or go online and report it to LG&E, don't assume your neighbor has.

While online you can log the outages and see a map of where the outages are around the area.

As far as allowing children to go trick-or-treating, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said he can't cancel Halloween and advises parents use good judgment.

"What we're going to be doing is giving regular updates from the weather services that we monitor," said Fischer. "We just want parents to do what they always do, exercise responsible control of your kids, and if the weather is real bad they shouldn't be going outside."

MetroSafe had added personnel to their staff and dispatch that will stay through the storms. MSD is monitoring the weather and staffed more employees to come in Thursday. They say there will be alarms and staff on the ground in critical areas looking for obstructions that block water flow and cause flooding.

MSD has set up generators all over the county.

"They're spread across the county geographically and with what they need and we need to do that proactively," said Dennis Thomasson, MSD director of emergency response.

You can do one thing to help MSD out. They ask residents to remove leaves from catch basins and drains.

Everyone is reminded not to drive in standing water.

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