ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As
impacts from Winter Storm Izzy are
being felt across much of north Georgia, Georgia Power has thousands of
personnel responding to customers impacted by the severe winter
weather – safely and as quickly as changing weather conditions
allow them to work. Winter Storm
Izzy is bringing snow, freezing rain and winds that can
topple trees and tree limbs, causing damage to electrical equipment
and power lines. Customers are urged to stay vigilant and put
safety first today.
As of 10 a.m. Sunday,
approximately 61,000 customers statewide were without power as the
weather system continues to move through the state. Gusty winds are
likely to bring down trees that could cause additional outages
during the day. Approximately 41,000 customers have already been
restored since storm impacts began Saturday evening at 10 p.m.
Georgia Power moved crews from around the state into north
Georgia in advance of the storm
and continues to adjust and move personnel to respond. The company
may access additional resources available as part of the Southern
Company system, which includes multiple electric and gas companies
serving more than 9 million customers nationwide. Additionally,
Georgia Power is part of a national mutual assistance network
consisting of dozens of utilities from around the country, and the
company is able to tap into reinforcements when needed to restore
power to Georgia customers
following a severe storm.
At Georgia Power, safety is the top priority. Once it's safe to
begin restoration, crews and damage assessment teams get to work
putting eyes on trouble spots, which could involve coming onto
customers' property. From there, the right teams, trucks and
equipment are deployed to restore power safely and as quickly as
possible. For videos on how our crews restore power after a storm
and other frequently asked questions, visit Georgia Power's Outage
and Storm Center website.
Georgia Power offers customers tips, tools and resources to stay
safe and informed.
Home Winter Weather Safety Tips
- Use flashlights and have and extra batteries on hand. If you
must use candles, never leave them unattended.
- Maintain ventilation around fireplaces.
- Use space heaters only on level surfaces and keep away from
furniture, curtains, water, children and pets.
- Never use generators indoors. Always follow the manufacturer's
instructions supplied with the generator model.
Tools You Can Use to Stay Informed
- Outage Alerts – Subscribe to the free Georgia Power
Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and
updates via text message. Text REG to GAPWR, and register with your
- 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.
- @GeorgiaPower on Twitter – Follow @GeorgiaPower on
Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and
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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