Thousands Remain Without Power After Dennis
By Alabama Public Radio
Montgomery, AL – About 75,000 people were still without power in Alabama Monday night. Hurricane Dennis knocked out power to about 360,000 total homes and businesses statewide before it weakened and moved out. Almost 14,000 people were without power in Birmingham alone. Alabama Power Company officials said crews were still working Tuesday to restore the power to about 12,000 people in Montgomery and to about 15,000 in Mobile. The Alabama Rural Electric Association also reported that electric cooperatives had 118,000 homes and businesses without power at the peak of the storm. That figure was down to 31,000 Monday night. Spokesperson Darryl Gates predicted that crews from several states will keep that number falling fast.