OUTAGES: Almost 210K without power along coastal counties, utility companies report

Mobile County

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(WKRG) — The latest outages update as of 10:20 p.m. 9/18/20
Mobile County: 21,496
Baldwin County: 93,706
Escambia County: 76,022
Santa Rosa County: 18,727
Okaloosa County: 22

(WKRG) — Riviera Utilities has restored power to 15,842 customers.

(WKRG) — The latest outages update as of 10 p.m. 9/17
• Mobile County: 58,035
• Baldwin County: 124,327
• Northwest Florida: 149,268

(WKRG) — The latest outages update as of 4 p.m. 9/17:
• Mobile County: 101,744
• Baldwin County: 78,057
• Northwest Florida: 236,000

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) -– Gulf Power announced that as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, it had restored power to more than 50,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sally. Currently, 234,000 customers are without electricity, including most significantly Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.

(WKRG) — Utility companies along the Gulf Coast are reporting 476,219 are still without power.

Baldwin County: 126,945

Mobile County: 111,978

Escambia County: 148,624

Santa Rosa County: 58,750

Okaloosa County: 29,922

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (9/16/20) As of 4 p.m., Alabama Power is reporting about 158,000 are without power in the Mobile area.

(WKRG) — UPDATE (9/16/20): As of 4 p.m., Baldwin EMC announced it has approximately 78,146 members experiencing power outages due to Hurricane Sally. Employees of Baldwin EMC are working diligently to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. However, due to the widespread damage, the company does expect extended outages.


· North of Interstate 10: 6,623 members without power

· Between Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 98 going east/west: 19,081 members without power

· South of U.S. Highway 98: 52,442 members without power

Baldwin EMC’s offices are closed until further notice as employees work to restore power.

OUTAGE REPORTING LINE: Baldwin EMC members who need to report an outage should call (251) 989-6247 or (800) 837-3374. Outages can also be reported by texting Outage to 85700. (Members who are not already subscribed to the co-op’s outage texting service can sign up by texting Baldwin to 85700.)


(WKRG) — UPDATE (9/16, 2 p.m.): Alabama Power reports 15,000 additional outages, totaling 175,000 customers without power, most of which are in the Mobile area. Riviera Utilities has an additional 2,000 power outages for a total of about 43,000. Only about 3,000 Riviera customers are connected to power. There is no development in Baldwin EMC’s total power outage. There are nearly 300,000 power outages across Southwest Alabama.


UPDATE (9/16, 11 a.m.): Alabama Power reports 8,000 additional power outages, totaling 160,000 customers without power. Most of those outages are in the Mobile area. Nearly all Baldwin EMC customers, over 78,000, are without power. Riviera Utilities has 41,000 meters without power. In total, nearly 280,000 power outages persist in Southwest Alabama.


UPDATE (9/16, 6:44 a.m.): Alabama Power reports about 158,000 are without power in the Mobile area. According to Baldwin EMC, 95% of the meters on their system have no power. Conditions remain unsafe for crews with either utility companies to begin power restoration efforts. At least 200,000 power outages in Mobile and Baldwin County have resulted from the hazardous weather.


UPDATE (9/16, 1:20 a.m.): Baldwin EMC reports it currently has 46,194 meters without power. Member Service representatives are standing by to take calls and crews are ready to respond as soon as conditions are safe to do so.

UPDATE (9/15, 8 p.m.) — Alabama Power reports about 20,000 are without power in the Mobile area. Riviera Utilities, which serves South Baldwin County, has 4,000 customers without power.


UPDATE (8 p.m., 9/15): According to Riviera Utilities’ power outage map, 4,036 customers are without power in Baldwin County.

The utility company says power has been restored to 656 customers.

To view the outage map, go to outage.rivierautilities.com.


UPDATE (9/15, 5 p.m.): About 7,700 without power in the local area. Outages are on Dauphin Island, in Bayou La Batre, Theodore, West Mobile, Downtown Mobile, Bay Minette and in Saraland. Crews will continue to work as long as it is safe. Stay away from downed power lines.


UPDATE (9/15, 3:15 p.m.): Alabama Power says about 6,400 are without power. Outages are on Dauphin Island, Bayou la Batre, Atmore, West Mobile, Bay Minette and Theodore. Crews are working in areas where safe to do so.

A little over 6,000 Alabama Power customers are without power Tuesday in south Mobile County as the outer rainbands of Hurricane Sally began dumping rain on coastal Alabama.

Most of the outages are reported on Dauphin Island, according to Beth Thomas, a spokesperson for Alabama Power. A WKRG News 5 viewer reported an outage on Potter Tract Rd. in Grand Bay around 5 a.m. on Tuesday.


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