Georgia Power gears up for severe weather

The state’s largest electric utility said Monday it is gearing up to respond overnight to the threat of severe weather in Georgia. 

“Georgia Power is monitoring the changing weather conditions and prepared to respond to any service interruptions which may occur,” the company said in a news release. 

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Georgia Power said it encourages customers to be ready with a plan in case thunderstorms knock out power. The company also reminded residents not to approach or touch downed power lines and to call 911 or Georgia Power immediately if they see a fallen or low-hanging power line.

The headquarters of Atlanta-based Georgia Power. MATT KEMPNER / AJC (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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Severe storms are expected to roll through Georgia tonight, bringing with them the threat of tornadoes.

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