Warren RECC experiences widespread power outages from wind storm

Cleanup continues across Kentucky from the severe winds
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 8:16 PM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Warren RECC staff and crews are continuing to work to restore power to people.

As of 8 p.m., approximately 32,000 Warren RECC members are without power.

According to a press release, they have additional crews arriving this weekend. However, due to the severe nature of some of the damage caused by the weather today, they estimate that full restoration could take multiple days.

“I would caution people to understand that this is going to be a multi-day restoration,” says Kim Phelps, SR. Director of Communications with Warren RECC. “We have 29 additional crews coming in from different states to help. We are certainly working throughout the day and throughout the night, but it was a big storm and a big outage.”

Warren RECC asks for continued patience with that process but knows the people of Warren County and southcentral Kentucky are full of perseverance in times like these.

“They (people of southcentral Kentucky) have been wonderful and patient,” Kim Phelps continues. “We really thank them for their understanding right now. It has not been long since the tornado and I am so proud that they have come through it all. They are being so patient with us right now; I just want to thank everyone. We could not ask for better members.”

They will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

Remember to stay away from downed power lines. If you see a downed power line, please report it to one of their outage lines.

For people in Warren County call 270-843-9710 and for people outside Warren County, call 1-888-604-4321.

To see current outages, visit www.wrecc.com and click the “Current Outages” icon.