Flooding, slides leave thousands without power once again

Just days after many people had their power restored following ice storms that left many homes in the dark and cold for more than a week, thousands have once again lost power in the wake of flooding around the area.

As of early Monday afternoon, more than 8,700 customers across the Mountain Top News Coverage area were without power. Falling trees are once again the culprit, along with mudslides that combined to rip down power lines.

The damage so far isn’t as severe as during winter storms last month, however. Ice storms on Feb. 15 and 16 left more than 42,000 customers without power at one point.

Outages as of 1 p.m. Monday include:

Kentucky Power

  • Breathitt County, 49 of 5,132
  • Floyd County, 78 of 14,728
  • Johnson County, 5 of 7,088
  • Knott County, 253 of 7,776
  • Lawrence County, 90 of 7,684
  • Leslie County, 257 of 5,240
  • Letcher County, 195 of 11,128
  • Magoffin County,
  • Martin County, 1,645 of 4,653
  • Perry County, 1,621 of 14,580
  • Pike County, 927 of 32,326

Big Sandy RECC

  • Floyd County, 26 of 6,436
  • Johnson County, 237 of 6,069
  • Knott County, 4 of 369
  • Lawrence County, 179 of 643
  • Martin County, 8 of 936

Licking Valley RECC

  • Breathitt County, 3 outages
  • Magoffin County, 49 outages

Appalachian Power

  • Buchanan County, Va., 317 of 12,513
  • Dickenson County, Va., 129 of 8,604
  • Wise County, Va., <5 of 3,234
  • Logan County, W.Va., 1,770 of 17,686
  • Mingo County, W.Va., 892 of 13,676

More info

You can find updated outage information on the following websites:

Kentucky Powerhttp://outagemap.kentuckypower.com.s3.amazonaws.com/external/default.html

Big Sandy RECChttp://outagemap.bigsandyrecc.com/

Appalachian Powerhttp://outagemap.appalachianpower.com.s3.amazonaws.com/external/default.html

Licking Valley RECChttps://ebill.lvrecc.com/maps/OutageWebMap/