Storm damage leaves thousands without power in Alabama

August 20, 2019 GMT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Strong storms that knocked down trees and limbs left thousands without power in north Alabama.

Decatur Utilities says service was restored by early Tuesday to most of the 8,600 homes and businesses that were left in the dark after storms moved through late Monday.

Some traffic lights still aren’t working, and crews still have to remove damaged trees.

The Decatur Daily quotes a weather service meteorologist as saying the damage was caused by a strong thunderstorm rather than a large weather system.

Northwest Alabama is under a heat advisory on Tuesday, with the combination of temperatures in the 90s and humidity forecast to make it feel like it’s around 105 degrees.