MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – As of Thursday early morning, Alabama Power reported that 129,000 customers were still without power.
Over the course of the storm, they say more than 466,000 consumers had actually experienced some service disruption. This consisted of all of Dauphin Island.
On Wednesday they say more than 175,000 customers lacked power, generally in the Mobile location.
Alabama Power officials say teams are beginning their first full day of restoration work because the storm vacated the area.”It’s been several years given that we have actually had a storm of this magnitude in the Mobile location and crews will be working as rapidly and as securely as they can. However we do not have price quotes for particular areas at this time,” said Beth Thomas with Alabama Power. “The outages are broad spread; they’re all across the location and there’s a very large variety of them. You understand, 175,000 failures is a huge number of interruptions for our location. We have not had this lots of people without power in the Mobile location because Hurricane Katrina so it’s a great deal of individuals without power at one time.”
According to Alabama Power, more than 1,800 extra resources from across the state will support remediation efforts in the Mobile area.