Savannah Electric wrapping up repair efforts in flood`s aftermath

Savannah Electric has completed all storm-related power restorations except for a very small number of isolated customers. Continued standing water in some of the remaining locations has hindered the company’s efforts, however, crews hope to make repairs for the last 10 to 20 customers in the coming hours.

The company and its employees appreciate the patience of its customers and will continue working until all service is restored.

A number of Georgia Power employees from Statesboro and Brunswick as well as local contractors also provided assistance with restoration efforts in response to Savannah Electric requests.

The outages began Tuesday morning and continued throughout the day despite restoration efforts. The number of outages varied due to continued stormy conditions that caused damage even as repair crews restored service to many areas.

Customers are reminded to stay away from power lines and to notify police or Savannah Electric if hanging or downed electric lines are observed.

Savannah Electric serves 125,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in a five-county area of Southeast Georgia including all or parts of Chatham, Effingham, Bulloch, Bryan, and Screven. Savannah Electric is a subsidiary of Southern Company. Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the largest producer of electricity in the United States, is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric.