KY Governor Deploys Full National Guard In Response to Ice Storm
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear deployed 4,600 guardsmen in the state of Kentucky, the largest number in the history of the state, in order to help combat the ice storm, The Associated Press reports.
Over half a million homes and businesses in Kentucky are without power, the largest number on record in Kentucky history.
"With the length of this disaster and what we're expecting to be a multi-day process here, we're concerned about the lives and the safety of our people in their own homes," the Governor said.
The storm has been blamed for causing 42 deaths, with 11 of them from Kentucky.
Fuel shortages is also a problem, however Kentucky residents in need of fuel have been able to cross the boarder into Tenessee where power has been restored.
"I'd pray awhile and I'd cry awhile. "It's the worst I've ever seen." Said Doris Hemingway, 78, who spent several days bundled in blankets in his mobile home.