Kenton County library invites people to get cool, charge phones while waiting on power to return

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The roof was blown off of a home in Villa Hills. Photo provided.

Several thousand homes are still without power in the Northern Kentucky area after Wednesday’s storm, and the Kenton County library is inviting anyone who needs to cool off or charge electronics.

“All three branches of the Kenton County Public Library have power,” public relations coordinator Gina Stegner said Thursday. “People are invited to stop in to recharge their phones, laptops and other electronics, use our free Wi-Fi and get cool inside our airconditioned buildings. All three locations offer computers, play areas, books and more.”

The library’s Covington location is at 502 Scott Boulevard; the Erlanger location is at 401 Kenton Lands Road; and in Independence, the address is 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road.

Duke’s Sally Thelen said additional crews were brought in overnight from Indiana to help speed the restoration process.

Thelen urged anyone who sees downed power lines to avoid them and assume they are energized. Downed power lines should be reported to 800.543.5599.

Click here to check the latest outage numbers.

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