Last isolated hurricane outages being restored

As of 10:00 a.m. Friday, Savannah Electric has restored power to nearly all of the customers impacted by Hurricane Floyd. Current estimates show fewer than 500 customers still without power.

All large-scale restorations were completed Wednesday and Thursday. Remaining outages are isolated in pockets around the Savannah area. Any customers still without power are asked to call the Outage Hotline at 1-800-390-2834 if they have not done so today. The Hotline can process up to 1,200 calls simultaneously, entering customer outage reports directly into the power restoration system. This is the fastest and easiest way to report power outages.

Restoration efforts continue with the assistance of crews from Georgia Power and contractors. Crews worked through the night restoring power as quickly as possible.

Savannah Electric offers these tips to customers returning home:

1. The service entrance cable that connects to the side of homes and businesses belongs to the customer. Without touching this equipment, check to see if it appears damaged. If it is damaged, customers must contact a private electrician to make repairs before Savannah Electric can restore power to that location.

2. Do not attempt to clear or cut trees if you are not a professional. Use extreme caution in clearing debris that may conceal downed power lines. Report downed power lines to Savannah Electric or Police immediately and stay clear of the area.

3. Leave freezers closed. If power is out, do not open freezers to check or remove food until power is restored. A well stocked, very cold freezer may keep food frozen for several days.