Tuscaloosa County is experiencing about 3,500 power outages, according to a report made by Alabama Power early Wednesday evening.

Most of the outages are concentrated in Moundville, which was hit by a tornado Wednesday afternoon, and in Alberta, where a severe thunderstorm passed through.

According to Community Development and Public Relations representative Danielle Kimbrough, Alabama Power customers should sign up for Outage Alerts for the most current updates on power outages.

Additionally, customers should unplug any and all appliances and stay away from fallen power lines. Driving over fallen or under low-hanging lines is dangerous and could cause harm to the driver and or the vehicle.

Text “Enroll” to 272688, or go to AlabamaPower.com/Alerts to receive updates. For downed power lines, call 1-800-888-2726.

Finally, Alabama Power recommended customers report their power outages at alabamapower.com, or call the automated reporting system at 1-800-888-APCO (2726).

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