Stimpson: Power interruptions are Mobile’s primary concern – FOX10 News

17September 2020

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA)– Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said the city is concentrated on tidying up from Typhoon Sally and restoring power to those left in the dark.

Stimpson stated, “It’s very evident we are very lucky mobile did not that a direct hit. If you look to the damage to the east of us it’s ravaging.”

The biggest concerns the city is facing are downed trees and power blackouts. Stimpson said the leading concern is restoring power.

Hurricane Sally power lines down in Mobile

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At the height of the interruptions, 160,000 homes and companies were without power following the storm.

The mayor stated the number was down to 101,000 by Thursday afternoon. Alabama Power is bringing in 3,000 energy employees to get services brought back in Mobile County. Stimpson said he wishes to have actually power brought back by the weekend. The majority of the failures were brought on by falling trees. Mobile Public Functions Director James DeLapp stated the city in the procedure of cleaning 300 downed trees from streets so power teams can get to work.

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