Georgia Power highlights July 4th lake safety tips
Thousands of visitors expected at company recreation areas this holiday weekend

ATLANTA, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians prepare to celebrate the July 4th  holiday this weekend, Georgia Power reminds boaters and swimmers to keep water safety in mind. The company, the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia, provides recreational opportunities year round for the general public at more than 40 sites across the state.

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Tips from Georgia Power to stay safe on the lake this weekend and all summer long:

- Know the water. Be aware of any underwater hazards such as dams, rocks or debris moving on the surface or along the bottom of the water. Georgia Power provides lake levels and other current lake conditions online.       

- Dive safely. Do not enter the water from a height such as a tree, ledge or bridge. Dive only in clearly marked water for safe diving.

- Swim safely. Avoid swimming alone and only swim in areas that are designated for swimming with buoys and ropes.

Throughout the holiday weekend, Georgia Power is spotlighting its lake properties on Twitter and sharing additional safety tips for visitors. The company invites Georgians to share their lake experience on Twitter as well using #LakeLife and tagging @GeorgiaPower.

For more information about Georgia Power's lakes, visit or In addition to detailed information about all of Georgia Power's properties, including facilities and amenities, local attractions and water safety information, the sites allow visitors to check current lake conditions, virtually explore camp sites and browse an interactive fish guide for each of the lakes.

About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship form the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.4 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, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Consistently recognized as a leader in customer service, Georgia Power was recently ranked highest in overall business customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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