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Storms ravage Coosa Co.; thousands should expect extended power outages

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COOSA COUNTY, Ala. – Severe storms wreaked havoc on Coosa County’s county seat and other rural communities in the area on Sunday.

Thunderstorms, straight line winds, and possibly tornadoes, although not confirmed by the National Weather Service, caused thousands of downed trees in the town of Rockford and Coosa Co. Many can be seen along the main stretch of Hwy. 231 where it meets Hwy. 22. More storm damage can be found in Hanover.

Power lines are down throughout the area, and officials are urging people to stay inside if possible. If you see any downed lines, do not assume they are de-energized; stay as far away as possible.

With the risk of more severe weather, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative advised customers to prepare for extended outages, as safety for crew members will be paramount. An expected power restoration time could be estimated. Alabama Power customers were also impacted, with many still dark throughout the night.

 


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