Georgia Power spokesman Brian Green issued the following release:
Georgia Power has issued the following update on service to its 2.4 million customers across the state of Georgia. The company’s Storm Center in Atlanta has been open since Monday monitoring the storm and coordinating the company’s response and restoration efforts. There are currently approximately 3,500 personnel working to repair damage and restore power to affected customers.
- Over the past 24 hours, Georgia Power has restored power service to more than 90,000 customers throughout the state.
- Also over the past 24 hours, service has been temporarily interrupted to approximately 180,000 customers due to ice and freezing rain causing hundreds of separate “damage events.”
- As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, there are more than 80,000 active outages in Georgia, primarily in northern Metro Atlanta and Northeast Georgia.
Georgia Power customers can report new outages, or check the status of an outage, at www.georgiapower.com/storm and by phone at 888-891-0938. Customers can also visit the website to sign up for Outage Alerts, which will automatically notify them via phone, text or email when there is a service interruption and provide them with updates. The company also provides a wide variety of useful information for customers online, including tips to help them prepare for severe weather, how to stay safe during a storm, and resources for customers after the storm has passed.
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