Hurricane Irma: Power outage maps and tips

Paola Ditto
Settembre 13, 2017

Georgia Power and Central Georgia EMC were also reporting power outages as winds and rains from Tropical Storm Irma moved through the area. Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.

A Georgia Power news release issued Tuesday evening cited several challenges to restoring power, including downed trees, blocked roads and flooded bridges, but added that Georgia's advanced power grid system allows "the company to reroute and restore power even when weather conditions prevent work in the field".

Still, she said many customers shouldn't expect their lights to come back on for two days, given the huge number of power outages.

Theresa Robinson, External Affairs Manager at Georgia Power says, "Always have a storm kit that's got perishable foods, water, flashlights, first aid and your medications". Georgia EMC said it had close to 300,000 customers without power.

Georgia Power Power Plants Georgia Power's electric generating plants remain operational to serve customers, even during severe weather.

Still, Jackson EMC predicted outages would continue throughout the night and into Tuesday morning.

Outage & Storm Center - Available at, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information.

But that's way down from the 16,000 Athens area customers without power a day ago.

Both Jackson EMC and Georgia Power were working on solutions throughout Monday afternoon. That's down from a combined 2 million outages at the height of the storm.

"We are doing everything we can to restore it", Jackson EMC lineman Jose Salgado said.

For downed trees blocking a street in Athens, call the ACC Streets and Drainage Department at (706) 613-3465 during normal business hours.

These outage numbers reported are subject to change.

The ACC Unified Government has set up a non-emergency line to call for information about the hurricane and where to seek shelter. For updates on power, go to or your power company's website.

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