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Jun 30, 2012 1:35 PM

No Power In Eastern Kentucky Complicates Cooling

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - About 10,000 people in eastern Kentucky were without power after a storm blew through the Appalachian region of the state.

Pike County spokesman Brandon Roberts said on Saturday that the overnight storm has complicated efforts to offer cooling stations in the area where the forecast high for the day is 102 degrees.

Cooling stations were planned at the Mouthcard and Phelps Community Centers, but Robert said those facilities were without power.

Roberts said most of the Sidney Canada area was without power Saturday morning and once it is restored, the Pike County Government will take a large generator to Feds Creek to supply power to the center.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission listed 63,481 power outages from Friday afternoon through midday Saturday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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