MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – As of Thursday morning, Alabama Power reported that 129,000 customers were still without power.
Throughout the storm, they say more than 466,000 consumers had actually experienced some service disturbance. This consisted of all of Dauphin Island.
On Wednesday they say more than 175,000 consumers lacked power, generally in the Mobile location.
Alabama Power authorities say crews are beginning their very first full day of remediation work because the storm moved out of the location.”It’s been several years considering that we have actually had a storm of this magnitude in the Mobile area and teams will be working as quickly and as securely as they can. But we do not have quotes for specific locations at this time,” said Beth Thomas with Alabama Power. “The failures are broad spread; they’re all across the area and there’s a large number of them. You know, 175,000 failures is a huge variety of blackouts for our area. We haven’t had this many individuals without power in the Mobile area since Hurricane Katrina so it’s a great deal of individuals without power at one time.”
According to Alabama Power, more than 1,800 additional resources from across the state will support repair efforts in the Mobile area.