About half of DeKalb County lost power due to Hurricane Irma

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 13, 2017

According to a press release, as of 8 p.m., Georgia's electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 537,000 customers without power, up from 375,000 this afternoon.

And of the 261,000 customers Georgia Power says are without power in the state, it appears from a count of outages on their map that Richmond Hill is experiencing about 1,400 residents without power, and North Bryan County about 250.

Georgia Power turned back on electricity for more than almost 300,000 households and businesses between early Tuesday morning and the afternoon.

These outage numbers reported are subject to change. The highest number of outages Monday in Harris County was 5,715.

EMCs stress that damage from Irma is a historic outage event in Georgia and it will take days to completely replace or fix power lines and power poles in every corner of the state.

Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state's 41 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Georgia EMC utilities brought in 3,000 crew members from 13 states to help out.

Georgia Power crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to all impacted areas.

"There is not a region within this state that has not been affected by some power outages", said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power president and CEO.

If you are a Georgia Power customer, you can check on your outage or report an outage through their outage map on their website.

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