Metrosafe gets 445 calls in 2 hours; weather affects thousands in S. Indiana

Metrosafe gets 445 calls in 2 hours; weather affects thousands in S. Indiana
A fallen tree in Jeffersonville.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Showers and storms barreling through WAVE Country on Thursday left plenty of destruction in their wakes.

Metrosafe reported that 445 calls came into the center between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. today. The average during those times on a normal Thursday is 170 calls.

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Of the 445 calls, 308 were calls to 911 compared to an average of 111 on a normal Thursday.

The breakdown of calls and services was:

  • Transformer fire: 7
  • Trees down: 36
  • Tree on building: 3
  • Wires down and arcing: 14
  • Wires down imminent risk: 30
  • Low hanging wires: 6
  • Wires in trees: 5

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Duke Energy reported that thousands of people were without power in Southern Indiana as of 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.

The breakdown of the number of customers affected and outages per county was:

  • Clark County: 1,947 customers affected, 55 outage locations
  • Floyd County: 1,469 customers affected, 21 outage locations
  • Jefferson County (IN): 1,456 customers affected, 36 outage locations
  • Jennings County: 967 customers affected, 30 outage locations
  • Scott County: 464 customers affected, 16 outage locations
  • Washington County: 4,612 customers affected, 14 outage locations

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