ATLANTA, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After severe
weather continues to cross through the state, Georgia Power crews
are assessing damage and working to restore power to customers
impacted. Severe storms continue to produce high winds, heavy rain
and reported tornadoes that have led to fallen trees and downed
power lines. Damage includes broken poles, damaged transformers and
spans of wire down.
Company personnel are assessing damage and as of early this
afternoon, crews are in the field working to restore power to
approximately 7,500 customers impacted by the storms primarily in
metro Atlanta counties.
With severe weather forecasted to continue impacting the state
through tomorrow, Georgia Power reminds customers that dangerous
conditions exist following severe storms and urges customers to
remain safe and stay weather aware.
After the Storm Safety Tips
- Watch for downed wires. Downed power lines may be hidden
by debris or fallen trees.
- Never touch any downed wire or attempt to remove tree
branches from power lines – it can kill.
- Don't step in standing water or saturated ground where
downed lines may be present. They could be
- Avoid chain link fences. They may be electrified by a
downed line out of sight and conduct electricity over great
- Watch for Georgia Power crews working across the state.
If driving, move over one lane for utility vehicles stopped on the
side of the road – it's the law in Georgia.
- Protect electronics and appliances. Disconnect or
turn off any appliances that will start automatically when power
returns to avoid overloading circuits when power is restored.
Georgia Power continues to monitor changing weather conditions
as severe weather is predicted over the coming days and shares the
following tools for severe weather preparedness.
Tools You Can Use
- @GeorgiaPower on Twitter – Follow @GeorgiaPower on
Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and
- Outage Alerts – Subscribe to the free Georgia Power
Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and
updates via text message.
- Outage & Storm Center – Available at
www.georgiapower.com/storm, customers can visit this site to sign
up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and
access useful safety tips and information. Customers can report and
check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia
Power at 888-891-0938.
- Outage Map – Housed within the Outage & Storm
Center, Georgia Power's interactive Outage Map provides near
real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are
occurring across the state and track estimated restoration
- Georgia Power Mobile App – Download the Georgia
Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access
storm and outage information on the go.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest
electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's
premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and
Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6
million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to
delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates
below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse,
innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural
gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.
Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its
customers every day and the Company is recognized by J.D. Power as
an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information,
visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the Company on
Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter
(Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram
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