Nursing home without power since Friday, operating on generator

Updated: Jul. 23, 2018 at 4:58 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville nursing home has been without power since severe storms rolled through Friday.

Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Place off of Herr Lane has been operating off a generator after a tree -- with a 25 to 30 inch diameter -- fell in someone's nearby yard and took out power lines and poles.

The care facility has the capacity to care for 95 people.

LG&E crews have been working to restore power since Saturday, and several trucks from PIKE Electric Corp were working on Monday.

A generator kicked in immediately, supplying power to critical areas like resident rooms, nursing stations, and AC in hallways.

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As of Monday afternoon, the first of the three phases of power were working. They hope to have full power back on soon.

Officials at Signature HealthCARE said staff has trained for situations like this to make sure operations run smoothly.

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