Lexington City Officials Offering Relief For Residents After Storms

Posted at 7:28 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 19:28:29-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The City of Lexington is offering services for people after severe storms ravaged many neighborhoods on Friday.

Thousands of people are still in the dark on Sunday night, according to KU.

Lexington officials are offering a shelter for people with medical needs at the Senior Center.

The city’s EMA Director Pat Dugger says the shelter opens at 6:00p.m. on Sunday and will remain open overnight.

The Senior center is located at 195 Life Lane, behind the Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.

God’s Pantry is also partnering with the city to replace perishable food that was lost due to the power outage.

Anyone in need of help restocking their fridge is encouraged to go to any of the three God’s Pantry locations starting at 10:00a.m. on Monday.

Officials say you can take home fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and snacks.

Those three locations are 2077 Cambridge Drive, the Woodhill Community Center parking lot at 422 Cordell Drive and the Oteria O’Rear Community Center at 726 Georgetown Street.

Mayor Jim Gray released a statement say he’s thankful for the organization’s generosity during a time of need.

As for clean up, city officials say if you have small amounts of debris you can put limbs into your Lenny. Those limbs should not exceed four feet in length.

If the debris is too big, you can call LexCall 3-1-1 (425-2255) to request a special pick-up. They just ask that you pile up your debris along the edge of the street before calling.

You can also drop off trees and limbs at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike or the Haley Pike Landfill from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. this week.