Bergeron Responds to Deadly Back-to-Back Ice Storms

Kentucky Ice Storms

February – July 2009
Hart, Grayson, Logan, Ballard, and Christian Counties

Following an ice storm that left 55 people dead, Kentucky suffered its largest power outage on record, with 609,000 homes and businesses without power across the state. Property damage was widespread, with the damage due to falling trees, large tree limbs and power lines weighed down by ice. Bergeron Emergency Services dispatched its Advanced Management Team to identify the most heavily impacted areas and to develop a response strategy. As prime contractor, Bergeron Emergency Services provided hazardous tree removal and trimming and right of way loading and hauling of vegetative debris generated from back-to-back ice storms.

“The ice storm left much of the state in complete ruin. Upon notification, your firm immediately responded and worked tirelessly to assist both our project managers in the field and our municipal representatives. Because of the partnership between our Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Bergeron “Emergency Services, we were able to maximize our reimbursement from the FHWA and FEMA. Your adherence to all local, state and federal guidelines helped us tremendously with issues that might have otherwise been unsuccessful or overlooked.”

Tony Wilder, Commissioner
Office of the Governor, Department of Local Government
Kentucky Ice Storm 2009

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