Close to 22,000 residents in West Alabama are without power following storms in the Yellowhammer State Tuesday afternoon.

Danielle Kimbrough, Community Development and Public Relations Specialist for Alabama Power's Western Division, reports 7,000 power outages in Tuscaloosa County and 22,000 in West Alabama--a number that has increased exponentially since an update early Tuesday afternoon stated 3,400 were without power in West Alabama.

Crews have been deployed and are working to restore service to those in affected areas.

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