Georgia Power PrepareAthon! to help customers prepare for winter weather
New online video series highlights important safety information and resources during Winter Weather Awareness Week

ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is highlighting Winter Weather Awareness Week Dec. 5-9 during the company's first-ever Georgia Power PrepareAthon! In collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, the company created the online campaign to help its 2.5 million customers better understand how severe winter weather impacts the state and steps they can take in advance to be prepared.

The Georgia Power PrepareAthon! features a new online video series, hosted on Georgia Power's YouTube channel. Every day throughout the week, the company will spotlight specific preparedness tips or actions that customers can take to become winter ready.

PrepareAthon! Video Schedule

  • Dec. 5 – Regional Risks: Understand what weather risks impact Georgia, from the mountains to the coast.
  • Dec. 6 – Watch vs. Warning: Knowing the difference could save your life.
  • Dec. 7 – Staying Connected: Resources including emergency alerts & Outage Alerts to stay informed.
  • Dec. 8 – Safety Around the House: Tips and tricks to stay warm, and safe, when winter weather strikes.
  • Dec. 9 – Be Equipped with an Emergency Kit: Find out where to start and what to pack.

Georgia Power will wrap up the week with a statewide day of action on Dec. 9 featuring a live Twitter event from 1 p.m.1:30 p.m. where representatives will demonstrate and discuss how to build an emergency kit, as well as answer questions submitted on Twitter using @GeorgiaPower. In addition to its social fans, the company invites elementary school teachers across the state to tune in with their students in the classroom as an interactive lesson. An activity sheet and certificate of completion for students is also available from the company at

For more information about staying prepared with Georgia Power, before, during and after severe weather, visit the company's online storm center at To learn more about the nationwide America's PrepareAthon! program, visit

About Georgia Power

Georgia Power is the largest 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 2.5 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.   Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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