Welcome! The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives.

About 10,000 without power due to storms

April 3 – Alabama’s rural electric cooperatives are working to restore power to about 10,000 members in the southern part of the state. Several trees are down in some areas, and strong winds have broken multiple utility poles.

Severe weather watches and warnings have covered much of Alabama throughout the morning. Meteorologists expect the worst of the storms to be out of Alabama by Monday afternoon, but warn that more severe weather could be ahead on Wednesday.

Motorists are reminded to observe Alabama’s “Move Over” law, which requires drivers to give clearance to not only law enforcement and first responders who are working on roadways, but also utility workers. And always stay away from any downed power lines. Call your local electric utility if you see a downed power line.