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Windstorm Leaves Widespread Damage, Outages

Louisville Gas and Electric Company crews continue working to restore power to the more than 200,000 customers left without service following Sunday's windstorm.Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour brought down numerous trees and treelimbs across the region, and hundreds of power lines.LG and E Vice-President Chris Herman says it will take days to repair all the outages."We do want people who have to make those personal decisions about whatto do with a family member, what to do with a business and so on, to understand,this is going to be an extended outage," Herman said Sunday evening.The winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike also knocked out power to more than 100 Jefferson County Public Schools, prompting officials to cancel classes district-wide Monday.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.