Zeta: Outages, Flood Warnings Grow in 2 a.m. Update
The list of Flash Flood Warnings continues to grow as Zeta makes its way through central and western Alabama. The high wind impact event is leaving downed trees, power lines and outages in its wake but right now no widespread damage is being reported.
As of 2 a.m. Thursday, several counties in central and west Alabama are under a Flash Flood Warning. This includes:
- St. Clair
All the above counties are under this warning until 3:45 a.m. with the exception of Jefferson County, which remains in the warning until 4:15 a.m. St. Clair, Calhoun and Talladega Counties will be under this 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.
Outages have grown since 1 a.m. Here are the current numbers for our coverage area:
- Bibb: 1,296
- Fayette: 49
- Greene: 210
- Hale: 593
- Jefferson: 1,496
- Lamar: 90
- Perry: 2,321
- Pickens: 6
- Sumter: 627
- Tuscaloosa: 732
- Walker: 37
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