Storm Information

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:


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.

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 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:

  • Hubbards Lane Public Works Facility, 595 Hubbards Lane
  • Meriwether Public Works Facility, 600 Meriwether Ave.
  • Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway
  • Newburg Public Works Facility, 3528 Newburg Road
  • Shawnee Park, 4501 W. Broadway
  • Highview Park, 7201 Outer Loop
  • Vettiner Park, 5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Road
  • McNeeley Park, 10500 Cedar Creek Road
  • Cox Park, 3730 River Road
  • Sun Valley Park, 6616 Ashby Lane

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.

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.

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.


Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

  • Jonathan Jennings Elementary, 603 Market St, Charlestown, IN
            Open 4p-7p with food service provided.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

  • Jonathan Jennings will be an open shelter from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
            Breakfast will be provided 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
            Dinner will be provided 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • River Valley Middle School, 2220 Veterans Parkway will be an open shelter from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
            Breakfast will be provided 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
            Dinner will be provided 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • There will be showers and restrooms facilities at both locations. Shelter patrons should bring their own toiletries.
  • There will be no day care programs at either location. The YMCA of Southern Indiana will provide staff at Jonathan Jennings Tuesday evening and a River Valley Middle Wednesday morning and afternoon.
  • Children should be accompanied by parents or adults at the locations, if possible.


  • Greater Clark County Schools are closed until Monday, September 22nd.
  • All school principals should report to Greater Clark's Administration Building at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 18th for a status meeting on re-opening of the buildings and ISTEP/GQE preparation.
  • All teachers and certified staff members should report to their respective schools from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon on Friday, September 19th for ISTEP/GQE preparation and other building reopening information.