Thousands left powerless on Thanksgiving

A teacher conducts a lesson for students in the light of kerosene lamps and a candle during a power-cut inside a house in Kolkata J

The number of power outages for Floyd County on Thanksgiving Day stood at 1,652 at 5:02 p.m. Thursday.

Earlier in the day, more than 3,340 Floyd County customers of Appalachian Electric greet Thanksgiving this morning without power after the company found itself ill-prepared for the wet snow that blanketed the area on Wednesday.

The numbers haven’t changed that much since late in the previous evening and the so-called “wintry mix” that includes light snow and ice brought more precipitation that is expected to add less than half and inch of the stuff before ending around 11:30 a.m.

With temperatures hovering at or just below freezing, thousands of Floyd Countians wake up to a holiday of darkness, cold and no heat or light.

Something to remember for those who have heat, power and the the ability to chow down on a day to give thanks.  Many others may not have much to be thankful for.


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1 thought on “Thousands left powerless on Thanksgiving”

  1. I’m thankful for a lot of things, but one of the things I’m most thankful for today is the number of electric power men who have given up Thanksgiving with their families to work long hours trying to get the power back on for the people in Floyd and surrounding areas. I know the long hours they work in situations like this because my son-in-law does it all the time.

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