Hurricane’s path plunges hundreds of thousands into dark across Alabama

Published 9:34 am Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Hurricane Zeta plunged a large swath of Alabama in the dark overnight with hundreds of thousands still without power early Thursday.

The storm’s path can clearly be seen in outage maps as a diagonal slash across the state.

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By 9 a.m. the website tracked approximately 472,000 Alabama customers were without power as crews worked to clear debris and restore service.

For updated information on power outages tracked by the site visit:

Experts warn:

  • Down power lines can still be energized and dangerous even if they are not sparking or arcing.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.
  • Debris such as downed trees or limbs can often hide downed power lines, so carefully survey areas with debris before starting the removal.