Friday night December 10, 2021, tornadoes ravaged the western part of Kentucky destroying homes, businesses, and many fellow communities in what has been considered the worst devastation and loss of life in Commonwealth history. As Kentuckians, we are pulling together to help our fellow communities in the wake of this disaster and great loss.
KYMEA is working with its members, the American Public Power Association, and the Kentucky Municipal Utility Association to provide storm restoration to the hardest-hit areas.
“We are shattered by the loss of life from the tornadoes that destroyed communities across Kentucky, home to many of our friends and their loved ones,” said Doug Buresh, president and chief executive officer of Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency. “We are grateful our member communities, who fortunately avoided the brunt of the storm in their own communities, were able to send crews and materials to help restore power in the disaster-stricken areas.”
We want to do even more to help the families and businesses, so KYMEA has partnered with nFront Consulting, Spiegel & McDiarmid, BKD, Rubin & Hays, and LightChange Technologies to provide $30,000 in direct relief and contributions to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.
“I am so proud of our member line crews who rushed to ravaged communities to help restore electricity, as having power can be a matter of life or death,” said Josh Callihan, general manager of Barbourville Utility Commission, and KYMEA board chairman. “KYMEA, nFront Consulting, Spiegel & McDiarmid, BKD, Rubin & Hays, and LightChange Technologies are pleased to make this donation to help the people of western Kentucky as our hearts ache for their loss.”
Read more on KYMEA’s WESTERN KENTUCKY TORNADO RESOURCE page on how you can also contribute to the relief efforts.
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