CITY OF LOUISA UPDATE- FEB 21, 9:30AM –
SANITATION– Unfortunately we were not able to get everyones garbage on the trucks yesterday (saturday). The increased amount trash from spoiled food items, limited workforce, and, no way to dump on weekends set us back a day. WE ARE FINISHING THAT ROUTE TODAY (Sunday) to the extent of what truck capacity we have. We expect to finish the route today and be back on schedule tomorrow.
Starting tomorrow evening ( Monday afternoon) if you have s special situation with trash needs call us and we’ll try our best to take care of it.
WASTEWATER – Folks in RT 3 North are between Hardee’s and Five Forks, that’s on city sewer grinder stations and been without power, we are beginning to pump each one with portable truck. This operation started yesterday evening until dark and resuming today. We had to first get the roads prepared so that tanker could get there which happened yesterday. Be PATIENT , as this is a daunting task but we felt the need to accomplish it not knowing the power restoration time in that area. ALL OTHER SEWER LIFT STATIONS ARE ONLINE AND WORKING PROPERLY.
WATER- All water customers serviced by Louisa Water should be restored. If you are not please call. Outlying areas serviced by Big Sandy Water and Rattlesnake Ridge are slowly coming back online but I don’t have specifics. Fort Gay is still experiencing electrical/pump issues and working diligently on a solution.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL OUTSIDE TODAY- As we thaw out ice will be falling from buildings, trees , and power lines please be careful.
UPDATE FEB. 20. 2021 4:51 PM
💥💥 FREE HOT MEAL to any Lineman, Utility Worker, Electrical Restoration Worker, Tree Removal, Cleanup etc. 💥💥
▪️Courtesy of Riverside Generation and Southern Spoon▪️
Come by Southern Spoon anytime. We will be staying open until 9pm just for you!! Riverside is so appreciative of your hard work and dedication to help Lawrence County through this disaster!!!
🔊Please help us spread the word!!
HELP LOCATE FAMILY MEMBERS NOT STAYING AT HOME
If you have any family members that are not staying at their residences and are with other family, please call the EOC “Emergency Operations Center” so we are not utilizing resources checking every home on that span of road -and can allocate resources to those that are at their home. EOC # 606-638-0334
TOWN of FORT GAY:
Hopefully things are looking better, we are moving in the right direction, I think. The electric is on in most areas & we are handing out water at city hall. The water plant is going but will take different amounts of time for u to receive water depending on where u live. We are working to get a warming center set up this evening as well. I will make another post soon as possible.
UPDATE: Update from Louisa Mayor Harold Slone
Update from Harold Slone
Fort Gay and Lawrence County residents without water can come to Louisa Fire Station number 1 beside Louisa City Hall to fill containers with Non-Potable city water.
BRING YOUR OWN JUGS WE WILL FILL THEM.
Louisa/Ft. Gay Ministerial Association /God’s Food Pantry
10 am – 2 pm
107 Southland Drive, Unit 3
Behind where Big Blue Auto used to be
Regular Service OR Emergency Food NEEDED? COME!
Please SHARE (by mouth too) and understand responses to comments/questions may be limited or impossible due to limited cell services.
WE WILL BE ADDING TO THIS PAGE AS THE DAY PROGRESSES…WE JUST GOT OUR ELECTRICITY AND COMPUTER BACK ON!!!
‼️UPDATE‼️ Be prepared to show ID as a Lawrence County Resident.
If you need kerosene go to the bulk plant behind Hardee’s in Louisa. They can’t answer all of the calls coming in. They will give you 5 gallons free!!
BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR OWN CONTAINER.
LOUISA MAYOR HAROLD SLONE
UPDATE FEB 19, 2021 – 10:30
STREETS – Most all city streets are clear with the exception of construction zone which cannot be salted. . We also was able to assist out in the county today by plowing and salting several roads and subdivisions just outside the city.
Senor Center in standby mode
FBC active with participants
FORT GAY- Active with participants.
WATER – All pump stations are online and water should be restored except in a very small isolated area. A Large leak was repaired around 4 pm this evening on Pocahontas. Also Great news that Big Sandy Water pump station have come back online. Fort Gay is close but still experiencing electrical issues at this time.
SANITATION – As you can imagine we are behind on garbage pickup. We attempted to catch up today but was unable to do so completely. TRASH CREWS WILL PICK UP TOMORROW. SATURDAY FEB, 20 – THE REMAINDER OF HIGHBOTTOM AND ALL OF MEADOWBROOK. PLEASE HAVE YOUR TRASH OUT BY 8AM.
UPDATE – FEB 18TH , 2021 1:40PM
Warming Center Status – Many have returned home with power. Remaining are being moved to FBC. The center will be sanitised and remain ready in case of further need in the next 72 hours.
Water System- All water pump stations are online and trying to catch up. All water should now be restored except for highest elevations. Which should come online this evening.
Forecast – Weather forecast tonight is much more favourable with the possibility of a glazing of ice. However Snow Accumulations from last night may impact and delay debris removal and power restoration in outlying areas of the city and county.
NEXT WARNING – Frigid temps forecast for tomorrow night with many still without power.
Louisa is still needing volunteers. Contact Randy Hall or meet him at 9am at the community center by the high school.
Attention Foothills Customers:
There has been a fiber break in the Fallsburg area due to downed trees. This will be service affecting for Foothills Customers in the Fallsburg area from Zelda south towards Louisa. 8:45 am Feb. 18
FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS
LAST UPDATE FOR Feb 17, 2021 11:40PM –
Snow well underway here in city. Most roads covered. City crews are working on roads throughout the night.
Warming Center at Louisa Senior Center is at FULL CAPACITY. 45+ .
Warming Center to Louisa Community Center – Bulldog Lane – Near Capacity
Warming Center at First Baptist Church has openings.
Power restored to many critical medical facilities and businesses in the city.
WATER SYSTEM – is now coming online fully . all pump stations pumping now on either generator or electric. Water Plant is producing water as we speak and all night. Most customers (except highest elevations ) will be restored in the next few hours. Everyone should be on by 0900 next date.
NEW WARNING : Concern for more frigid temps after this system passes while many are still without power.
Stay Safe out there
Bring your pill bottles to local drug stores
As of 8:00 Thursday February 18th, Riverview is still without power. Riverview and Louisa Drug are planning to be at the stores at 11:00 through the afternoon to assist you with your medications. Without power, we will not be able to know exactly what you need so you will have to BRING YOUR BOTTLES when you come down.
Please be careful the roads are still slick and snow covered.