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Birmingham Power Outages Caused by Weather


June 17, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several trees uprooted and power lines downed in Hueytown.

Hueytown - Hueytown
June 15, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several trees uprooted and power lines downed along Shades Crest Road in Hoover.

Bluff Park - Bluff Park
April 13, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several trees uprooted and power lines downed on Flat Top Road.

Parco - Parco
March 30, 2022 - High Wind

South winds gusting to 50 knots for several hours Wednesday evening resulted in numerous reports of trees uprooted and power outages across Jefferson County.

February 17, 2022 - Tornado

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in southeast Jefferson County and determined that it was consistent with an EF1 tornado, with maximum winds near 95 mph. This tornado crossed over from Shelby County into Jefferson County near Southerland Place Drive. It straddled the Jefferson-Shelby County line producing mostly uprooted and snapped trees on the west side of Double Oak Mountain. Sporadic tree and power line damage was observed along Highway 25 with several homes in the Oak Crossing area receiving minor roof and structural damage. One large tree fell through a manufactured home and destroyed the structure. The tornado began to weaken rapidly as it approached Highway 78. The tornado crossed into St. Clair County near Moss Avenue.

Cooley - Leeds


October 29, 2020

Tropical cyclone Zeta developed over the Western Caribbean Sea on Saturday, October 24, and slowly moved west. The tropical storm emerged into the Southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, October 27th. Zeta turned northwest and became a hurricane on Wednesday, October 28th. Zeta made landfall in southeast Louisiana late on Wednesday, then moved northeast into southwest Alabama late Wednesday night. The hurricane weakened to tropical storm strength as it tracked into the southwest counties of Central Alabama early Thursday morning. The cyclone increased its forward speed with time as it tracked northeast across Central Alabama.||Zeta produced wind gusts over 40-50 mph with some with some locations experiencing gusts of 50-70 mph. These winds caused widespread tree and power line damage across southwest, south-central and east-central parts of the state. Rainfall totals were generally in the two to five inch range, with locations south of Interstate 85 receiving less than one inch of rain.

October 8, 2017

Nate strengthened into a Tropical Storm on the morning of Thursday, October 5th, just off the coast of Nicaragua. Nate moved inland across Nicaragua and Honduras through Friday morning October 6th. Nate then moved north-northwest over the warm waters of the northwestern Caribbean Sea, where it gradually intensified. Just after passing through the Yucatan Channel, Nate officially reached hurricane status during the early morning hours of Saturday, October 7th. Hurricane Nate raced toward the central Gulf Coast and made its first landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River Saturday evening, October 7th. A second landfall near Biloxi, MS, came later that evening. Nate continued to accelerate northeastward and weaken as it crossed into west Alabama. Nate was downgraded to a Tropical Depression near Birmingham, AL, on the morning of Sunday, October 8th. Nate produced gusty winds of 30-50 mph which downed numerous trees and power lines across central Alabama, and several weak tornadoes formed on its feeder bands. As the remnants of Nate tracked towards the New England States, a nearly stationary surface trough over southeast Alabama resulted in localized flash flooding in Chambers County on Monday, October 9th.

March 18, 2013

An upper trough became negatively tilted as it moved into the Mississippi River Valley. A strong cold front trailed southward from the trough and swept through the state. Ahead of this cold front, an intense derecho moved through central Alabama during the afternoon and evening hours of Monday, March 18th. The morning started out cloudy across Alabama, but as dry air aloft filtered into the state from the southwest, the clouds thinned, allowing surface based instability to increase into the 1250-1750 J/kg range ahead of the developing line of thunderstorms. As the line entered the state from Mississippi, it brought with it damaging straight line winds of widespread reports of 60 to 80 mph, including a measured report of 88 mph. These winds resulted in trees and power lines down across the northern two-thirds of central Alabama. Along with the wind from the derecho, up to two inch hail was reported and eventually a tornado spun up in northern Etowah County. Ahead of the derecho, discrete thunderstorms developed as well. It was within these individual storms where some of the largest hail was reported, including baseball sized hail in Chilton County.

January 30, 2013

Ahead of a strong cold front, a quasi linear convective system (QLCS) with embedded supercells moved eastward across Mississippi. Ahead of the line of thunderstorms, southerly flow increased, bringing moisture northward and increasing shear. This resulted in increased surface instabilities across much of the area, allowing storms to become surface based. Several tornadoes and widespread thunderstorm wind damage occurred across much of the area. In addition, strong gradient winds ahead of the strengthening system brought down power lines and caused minor structural damage. Heavy rainfall rates caused isolated flash flooding.

April 27, 2011

A powerful storm system crossed the Southeast United States on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, resulting in a large and deadly tornado outbreak. This epic event broke the record for number of tornadoes in a day for the state of Alabama, becoming the most significant tornado outbreak in the state���s history. ||Central Alabama had two rounds of severe weather that day. During the early morning hours, a Quasi-Linear Convective System quickly moved across the northern half of the National Weather Service, Birmingham county warning area. Straight line winds of 90 mph (78kts) or greater and 11 tornadoes lead to widespread damage and power outages. During the afternoon, long-lived supercell thunderstorms produced long-track, strong and violent tornadoes. Destruction and loss of life across many towns and communities was devastating. ||The hardest hit areas included Shottsville and Hackleburg, both in Marion County, where winds of 160 mph and 210 mph respectively, caused unimagineable damage. Cordova, in Walker County, was hit twice; by a tornado along the Quasi-Linear Convective System during the early morning hours and again in the afternoon by a long-track EF4 tornado. A long track tornado moved across the city of Tuscaloosa and the western suburbs of Birmingham, resulting in the complete destruction of whole neighborhoods and numerous injuries and fatalities in those heavily populated areas. The same parent supercell produced another violent tornado in east Central Alabama as it tracked across St. Clair and Calhoun Counties, resulting in additional fatalities and incredible damage to a number of neighborhoods. Another violent EF4 tornado tracked across portions of Elmore and Tallapoosa Counties, including Lake Martin, destroying numerous homes and a large section of a mobile home park. ||Most of the violent tornadoes from this day were captured on video by a number of people, including storm spotters and chasers, as well as numerous television news crews and remotely controlled web-enabled video cameras. This allowed unprecedented coverage and viewing of this historic event in real time from people worldwide.


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Oct 25, 2022

‘Very fluid situation’: Alabama utilities on stand by, or in Florida, to help restore power after Hurricane Ian - al.com

Most utilities are waiting on instructions from Florida officials on where they should go to assist in restoring power.

Sep 29, 2022

Alabama Driver License Division down across the state | WHNT.com Open Navigation Close Navigation

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says that the Driver License Division is experiencing an outage across the entire state.

Sep 27, 2022

Alabama Power crews prepping for Hurricane Ian Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Communications Director Anthony Cook said they ordered extra parts and equipment in anticipation of hurricane season, so supply chain issues won’t delay any power restoration or repairs.

Sep 26, 2022

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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

Missoula Windstorm Knocks Out Power to Over 2,700 Homes

Crews responded immediately and most of those customers had service by 6:10 p.m.

Sep 7, 2022

Power outage at Austin airport leads to flight delays Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays that continued even after electricity was restored.

Sep 7, 2022

SNAP, EBT outages reported across the country Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

An outage affecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was reported across the country Sunday, according to Down Detector.

Aug 28, 2022

Alabama Power reports multiple outages after severe storms Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

Alabama Power is currently working to fix multiple outages after severe thunderstorms across the state.

Jul 21, 2022

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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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Birmingham, Alabama

City Birmingham
County Jefferson
State Alabama (AL)
Country United States
Zip Codes 35201, 35202, 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35209, 35210

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