A pop-up thunderstorm Saturday afternoon knocked down trees, limbs, power poles and caused hundreds to lose electricity. The storm also brought trees down onto the mobile home of Robert Young, who lives on Rescue Road, a little more than a mile west of Allens Crossroads.
No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.
The storm broke at least four power poles and several trees in the area of Rescue Road, Pine Ridge Road, Irby Circle, Hickory Circle, Mt. Olive Church Road and Green Briar Cove Road.
Most of the power was restored by 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Arab Electric Cooperative general manager Stacey White.
“Providing our members reliable service is a top priority; however, there are times that unexpected things happen,” she said. “Our team worked hard to get power back on as quickly as possible. We had approximately 200 residents without power from 6 p.m. Saturday night until approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
“Power was restored to everyone that could have power restored,” she continued. “We had two residents that needed to make repairs before power could be hooked back up at their residences. Safely restoring your electric service after a storm is our top priority. We are constantly making updates to strengthen our system, to reduce the length of an outage and get the lights back on faster for you.”