Storms pound the area

Jay, Century are left without electricity

Storms that began just before this past weekend and swept across several counties in southwest Alabama and northwest Florida damaged trees and power lines outages in Century and Jay, leaving residents without power for more than a day as emergency management agencies scrambled to clean up and restore power through as late as Wednesday.

Travis Tompkins, emergency manager for Escambia County (Fla.) said Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, although they were not declared an emergency, were put in the executive order that does free up certain funding for certain organizations. Tompkins added th...