The number of power outages for Floyd County on Thanksgiving Day stood at 1,652 at 5:02 p.m. Thursday.
Earlier in the day, more than 3,340 Floyd County customers of Appalachian Electric greet Thanksgiving this morning without power after the company found itself ill-prepared for the wet snow that blanketed the area on Wednesday.
The numbers haven’t changed that much since late in the previous evening and the so-called “wintry mix” that includes light snow and ice brought more precipitation that is expected to add less than half and inch of the stuff before ending around 11:30 a.m.
With temperatures hovering at or just below freezing, thousands of Floyd Countians wake up to a holiday of darkness, cold and no heat or light.
Something to remember for those who have heat, power and the the ability to chow down on a day to give thanks. Many others may not have much to be thankful for.