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Metro Louisville preparing for threat of high winds

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The threat of severe weather could mean lots of falling tree limbs.

Metro Parks' forestry division says its workers are getting prepared to clear away any branches knocked down by high winds. Because the ground is so wet from this winter's snow, arborists say trees could be uprooted.

Some of the snow is still melting and, with heavy rains expected, flooding could be a problem.

LG&E workers are also ready to go.

"Right now we're monitoring the weather," said Natasha Collins, spokesperson for LG&E. "We have all of our internal resources and our business partners on standby, so they're ready to respond. Of course that includes our crews, they're ready to respond 24/7 anywhere within our service territory. We're also engaging in mutual assistance phone calls, so we know what resources are out there and available."

Metrosafe says it's a good idea to stock up on items like a weather radio, a flashlight and non-perishable foods, just in case.

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