January 7, 2018
Dozens of families in the cold with no power and no water!
With all the messages on social media about people in Lawrence and Martin Counties without power and/or water it seems to us that the local EMS and/or the county governments need to set up a temporary shelter for those affected by the extremely frigid weather.
Another storm is headed our way loaded with ice and snow. If you have never been without power and water for an extended time, you don’t really know how miserable it is.
There is no excuse for the lack of effort to get our people some refuge from the storm. The power companies should help fund shelters immediately and on every occasion in the future when the temperatures go below a certain level.
We are citizens and deserve proper services.
Granted, warmer weather is on the way in a few days but taxpayers in Lawrence, Martin, and Wayne Counties should have a safe place to go in case of these type situations, EVERY TIME, EVERY YEAR…
It’s like we are from Puerto Rico or something!
Here is what the Lawrence Co. EMS has on its website as far as weather emergency goes:
Lawrence County, KY EMA
8 hrs ·
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 2 PM EST
* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. The ice will result in
difficult travel conditions, including during the morning
commute on Monday. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch
and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are
* WHERE…Portions of southeast Ohio and northeast Kentucky.
* WHEN…From 4 AM to 2 PM EST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Icy road conditions are likely even after
air temperatures rise above freezing on Monday due to the below
freezing road surfaces. Motorists can expect slick spots into
Monday afternoon, especially on roads left untreated.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling
from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.