The WHAS 11 First Alert Storm Team is keeping a close eye on the weather and will update you throughout the day. We also encourage you to download the WHAS11 app to stay informed on any updates or changes.
Hundreds of emergency personnel from different agencies will be on hand doing ground and river patrols, monitoring security cameras, and helping out at the eight first aid stations that will be placed around the venue. And if you need help during the show, all you have to do is text. Just send the word THUNDER to 226-787 to get real-time updates and tips from Louisville and Indiana police, fire and EMS personnel.
The annual kickoff event for the Kentucky Derby Festival features a fireworks and airshow spectacle that has been described as one of the biggest in North America. This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever. It will feature non-stop military and civilian aviation acts. Plus, the iconic Golden Knights parachutists will once again drop from the sky.
The event is a must-see for any aviation enthusiast. But be sure to arrive early to find a good spot to view the action. It’s a popular event so the area can become crowded. Bring food and water and dress in layers. The weather will be cool and windy. Cell service isn’t always reliable at the waterfront so plan ahead and make sure you have a rendezvous point for your party in case someone gets lost or separated.