TALLADEGA, Ala. (WIAT) — Here are updates to this story:
Tuesday (12:40 p.m.)
The Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative has announced that after monitoring the weather, it has been determined that water levels at Logan Martin Lake and the Coosa River would not rise to the level requiring services in the area to be disconnected.
“We are very pleased to see that water levels are not expected to rise to the point they create hazardous conditions,” said Leland Fuller, general manager at CVEC. “We will continue to monitor the situation and if circumstances change, we will take action to ensure safety.”
For a time, there was a possibility that 800 customers in the area would have to have their power and services disconnected in order to keep safe during the severe weather that has swept through the area the last couple of days. However, that is now not the case.
Monday (2:38 p.m.)
Those in Logan Martin Lake area could have power disconnected due to potential flood waters
The Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative is warning customers in the Logan Martin Lake area that if severe weather continues in the area, power could potentially be cut for some 800 customers.
In a Facebook post Monday, the company announced that services could be disconnected in flood-prone areas in the area and that that process could begin as early as Tuesday morning.
“If waters rise faster than expected, we will start sooner,” the post stated.
Speaking with CBS 42, manager of marketing and member services Jon Cullimore said the company is still assessing whether or not that would be necessary and is continuing to monitor the weather.
“We’re hoping it won’t be necessary,” Cullimore said. “It’s just one of those things we’ll have to watch and see.”
Cullimore said they would have more information on whether or not they would need to cut services in the Logan Martin area sometime this afternoon.
Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative serves customers in six counties, but the majority lie in Talladega County.
The company is recommending that anyone who lives in an area that is prone to flooding should have a plan to relocate if necessary.
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