Take time to get ready for power outages as icing potential exists

With minor to significant ice accumulation possible over the next 48 hours, utility companies are urging folks to ready themselves and their homes in case there are widespread, or even isolated, power outages.

Emergency kits, flashlights and non-perishable food should be readily available if the power goes out and officials also say to charge cell phones in case emergency calls need to be made.

Kentucky Utilities personnel say crews are ready to respond in the event of outages and customers can easily track and report outages using their mobile app, available to download at www.lge-ku.com/app.

South Kentucky RECC, too, is ready to tackle any issues that may arise and offers a way online for customers to report outages by visiting www.skrecc.com/report-outage.

Officials are also warning customers to be careful with heat sources used inside, as carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a possibility indoors during power outages.