Flooding forces power companies to turn off electricity
A spokeswoman from the Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. told us they removed electric meters and disconnected service from local homes that are flooded. Ashley Turner said this is because it is unsafe for a flooded home to receive electric service. She said as soon as floodwaters recede and the home is safe, JPEC plans to restore the meters and service.
We also reached out to Paducah Power System. They say they haven’t pulled any residential meters, but they disconnected lighting on the riverside of Paducah’s floodwall. Spokeswoman Andrea Underwood also said a crew pulled a commercial meter at Lynn McCutcheon’s shooting range because of flooding.
To report an emergency involving electricity with Paducah Power Service, call 270-575-4000.