After hurricane force winds tore through Kentucky and Indiana on Sunday were declared in Kentucky and Indiana. With power not expected to be restored in some places until September 28 or later, here is some useful information:
FLOYD COUNTY, INDIANA
Bottled water will be made available at no cost at four Floyd County firehouses, including the New Albany Fire Headquarters on E. Spring and E. 4th Streets. Other locations with water include: Georgetown Fire Department on Corydon Ridge Rd., Lafayette Township Fire Department on Scottsville Rd., Greenville-Galena on U.S. 150.
Free meals will be available at the following locations in New Albany:
Wednesday - Silver St. United Methodist, 413 Silver St., 6-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Main St. United Methodist, 516 W. Main St., 5:30-6:00 pomp
Thursday - Centenary United Methodist, 309 E. Spring St., 6-7 p.m.
Friday - St. Paul's Episcopal, 1015 E. Main St., 6-7 p.m.
The following New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation facilities will be open for showers:
Highland Hills Middle School
Wednesday 4-8 p.m.
Thursday 7-10 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.
Hazelwood Middle School
Wednesday 4-8 p.m.
Thursday 7-10 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.
Citizens are reminded to bring their own towels and toiletries.
Debris Drop-Off New Albany
The city's temporary drop-off locations from vegetative waste - limbs, trees, branches, leaves and wood - remains open at the old Farmer's Market located on Scribner Dr. between W. Oak and W. Elm Streets, across from the New Albany Little League baseball fields.
The site, which is being regulated by a traffic officer from the city's Police Department, is open to all New Albany residents.
Property owners with damage to their residence should not only notify their insurance agent, but also Floyd County Emergency Management. Terry Herthel, the agency's director, said compiling this information will help in their efforts to qualify Floyd County for federal funding and assistance. Citizens can call Herthel's office at (812) 948-5454.
REPORTING DOWNED POWER LINES AND TREES
The first rule of safety is do not touch a power line or anything touching a power line, such as tree limbs, tools and toys. Even power lines that have fallen may be dangerous and should not be moved or disturbed.
Duke Energy: Call 1-800-343-3525
LG&E: Call 502-589-3500
If you want to report downed trees blocking roads, avoid calling 911. Louisville residents are encouraged to call MetroCall at 311 to report downed trees blocking streets.
If you have a tree down on private property, you should report it to your homeowner's insurance cover.
DEBRIS CLEAN-UP - JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY
Debris Drop-Off Sites
Homeowners with debris such as downed trees, limbs, shingles and siding can drop off the debris free of charge. The service does not apply to businesses. Louisville Metro Solid Waste has announced 10 county-wide locations. They are open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Sunday:
Individuals only - loads from commercial businesses will not be accepted.
Louisville fire officials remind citizens: Do not burn storm debris. It's against the law, creates fire hazards and requires unnecessary fire runs when firefighters are needed elsewhere.
Commercial drop-offs will not be accepted.
URBAN ACTIVE FITNESS OFFERS SHOWER FACILITIES
Because of the massive amount of power outages, Urban Active Fitness is opening its doors to people who need to use its shower facilities at no charge. You do not have to be a member.
Urban Active has three locations: St. Matthews, Dixie Highway, and Preston Highway. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
RED CROSS SHELTER - SOUTHERN INDIANA
For residents in southern Indiana, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Jeffersonville. The shelter is located at the First Christian Church in Jeffersonville located at 3209 Middle Road.
The shelter will remain open as long as there is a need. For more information, call 812-283-8416.
CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA DAY SHELTERS
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
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