Thousands of Georgia Power personnel responding to impacts from Winter Storm Izzy
As of 10 a.m. Sunday, approximately 61,000 Georgia Power customers impacted; 41,000 restored
Customers urged to stay safe and prepare for potential additional service interruptions due to severe weather
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.
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