Power Outage in Bessemer, AL

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Power outage in Bessemer, Alabama? Contact your local utility company.

Bessemer Utilities
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(205) 481-4333
Alabama Power
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(800) 888-2726 Report Online
Jefferson Energy Cooperative
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(877) 533-3377 Report Online
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Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative
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(618) 842-2196
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Georgia Power
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(888) 891-0938 Report Online
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Bessemer Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 31, 2020 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several trees uprooted and power lines downed in the city of Bessemer.

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July 29, 2006 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and power lines were blown down along Camp Oliver Road.

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May 9, 2006 - Thunderstorm Wind

Trees and power lines were blown down around Bessemer.

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Squirrels: How often do they cause power outages? Open Navigation Close Navigation

More than 10,000 residents lost power Wednesday in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation, according to Dominion Energy. Although power was restored, the squirrel is not believed to have survived after getting into a substation and causing the outage.

Sep 10, 2022

Tens of thousands without power as severe storms roll through Birmingham area, downing trees and power lines - al.com

There were reports of trees downed from high winds as more than 40,000 Alabama Power customers were without electricity.

Jul 21, 2022

University of Montevallo power outage displaces students, disrupts classes Open Navigation Close Navigation

The lights could be off in seven buildings and one residence hall at The University of Montevallo for three days, the school said on Tuesday following the failure of a 50-year-old distribution cable.

Jan 25, 2022

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Here we go again, power is out and this is ridiculous, why does this keep happening

J Norfleet | June 17, 2022  

Power outage at Lakewood Estates Bessemer

Power outage at Lakewood Estates Bessemer | June 22, 2021  

Our power is out again. Ever time the wind blows here, the power goes out. I get so sick of this place. I wish I had of never moved here. It’s like a third world country.

Joseph Wincek | October 29, 2020  

Need newvresidential hookup at 140 Willowbrook Circle/ Drive, Bessemer, Alabama. 35022. Others has expressed their voice about power hookup service. Thank you

Janice Marie Craig-Sherrod | September 13, 2020  

I just reported our outage and I was the third person to report from my zip code. Please everyone, send an email or 'try" to call but report cause y'all are right. When the wind blows, it goes out....

Shelly B. | July 12, 2020  

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Bessemer, Alabama

City Bessemer
County Jefferson
State Alabama (AL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 35020, 35021, 35022, 35023

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