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EAMC loses power

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Thanks to Opelika Power Services, power has been restored to all areas of the East Alabama Medical Center, and the center is no longer on diversion. The power was restored at about 10:30 p.m. Monday night.

Due to the outage of a nearby power transformer that reduced full power to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, the hospital was put on diversion status. This means that ambulance services in Lee and surrounding counties have been notified to take any new patients in need of emergent care to EAMC-Lanier in Valley or to other hospitals in nearby cities. Those hospitals had been notified of this situation.