By Chuck Chandler
Amid widespread tornado devastation across the state, Alabama Power employees worked around the clock Thursday and into Friday to safely restore power to homes and businesses. Power is expected to be back on today for all but the most hard-hit areas.
About 100,000 customers were left without electricity following the daylong storms on Thursday that caused at least seven deaths and left hundreds of people without homes and workplaces. Alabama Power workers were joined by about 500 workers from five states in restoring power to 83,650 customers by 8 a.m. Friday.
“Alabama Power crews continue working to restore service to areas impacted by Thursday’s storms,” said Alabama Power Storm Center Operations Manager Corey Sweeney. “We expect to have service restored to 99% of affected customers who are able to receive service by the end of the day except for the hard-hit areas of Selma, Lake Martin, Alex City and Dadeville. Restoration in these areas may take multiple days due to the extent of storm devastation. As other locations are restored, we will shift 100% of our resources to serve these hardest hit areas.”
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