Zeta Zooms Out of Alabama, Leaving Damage in Its Wake
West Alabama can rest easy knowing that Tropical Storm Zeta has made its way across I-65 and should pose no further threats for our immediate area. While debris, downed trees and lines, and blocked streets remain a concern, the worst of the storm should be behind our coverage area as we enter the 4 a.m. hour.
As of 4:15 a.m. Thursday, almost all counties in central and west Alabama have concluded their respective Flash Flood Warnings. Jefferson County remains under a Flash Flood Warning until 5 a.m.
PowerOutage.us is keeping us up-to-date on who is weathering this storm in the dark. While these numbers cannot be accurately verified, they act as a good metric for what Alabama Power and local co-op utility companies might report later this morning.
According to ABC 33/40's James Spann, the state of Alabama will easily see more than 500,000 outages by the time this storm is on its way to the east coast.
Here are the current power outage numbers for our coverage area:
- Bibb: 1,421
- Fayette: 1,020
- Greene: 211
- Hale: 594
- Jefferson: 2,804
- Lamar: 108
- Perry: 2,662
- Pickens: 6
- Sumter: 579
- Tuscaloosa: 1,089
- Walker: 37
As damage continues to appear, please send us your photos and videos. We are monitoring our eight station app chats, nine Facebook pages and The Tuscaloosa Thread's Twitter account for all your damage reports.
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This will be the final hourly weather update from Savannah and Mary K. But, if changes occur, we will be sure to break into programming to make sure our listeners remain well-informed.
Stay tuned to this site for more information as it becomes available.