According to Jordan, Alabama Power has dealt with large storms and outages in the past. In 2004, during Hurricane Ivan, approximately 825,701 Alabama Power customers lost service. In 2005, during Hurricane Katrina, approximately 636,891 customers lost service. During Hurricane Opal in 1995, approximately 475,889 of their customers lost service, and during the April 27, 2011 tornadoes, 412,000 Alabama Power customers lost power.

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