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Updated: Jan 23, 2012 9:10 AM CST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Power reports that 56,300 homes and businesses lost power when storms swept across the central part of the state.

Company spokesman Ike Pigott says the greatest number of outages was in the Jefferson County area.

More than 30,000 customers had their service restored by 8 a.m. Monday.

Pigott expects the number to keep dropping, but he said some parts of Jefferson County may not have service restored until Tuesday because of the heavy damage.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Two people were killed by storms in Jefferson County as rescuers went house-to-house in search of people trapped in their homes.

A 16-year-old girl was killed in Clay and an 82-year-old man died in the community of Oak Grove, Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian said.

Center Point Storm Damage: (People trapped)

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