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Power outage information released

By By Adam Prestridge
With Tropical Storm Claudette approaching the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast, power crews with both Alabama Power Company and Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (EREC) are preparing for possible power outages.
Senior Forecaster Don Shepherd with the National Weather Service out of Mobile has predicted sustained winds between 20 to 25 miles per hour with gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour as the storm approaches and moves through the area. He said winds of that strength could cause numerous power outages with the possibility of the strong winds uprooting trees and blowing down power lines.
Below is contact information for reporting power outages:
Alabama Power Company
Power company officials also remind residents to not approach or touch any down power lines.
For updates as Tropical Storm Claudette approaches, continue to visit www.atmoreadvance.com.