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Regional power crews prepare for Wednesday storms

Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM
Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Power crews have been busy over the last 24-hours getting power restored after Monday storms.

Now, as crews are bracing for more outages from severe weather, crews from all over the Southeast have arrived in the Fountain City and are staying in the area to help out.

This is part of a mutual assistance program organized by Georgia Power. Crews from Georgia, Florida, and Alabama lend a helping hand.

These groups are used as a helpful resource to take care of catastrophes, such as high winds, ice storms, and other dangers. There are reportedly over 200 people that have come to help from surrounding areas.

"We brought in resources from as far away as Jacksonville. A lot of folks came down from Atlanta. And we have all but about 2 percent of those folks back home. That's the kind of benefit mutual assistance gives you, because we would have never been able to do that without own folks. But when you can bring people in from all over, to help each other, then go back home. That's a great thing,” said Georgia Power External Affairs Manager Robert Watkins.

Crews plan to start working as early as daylight Wednesday morning.

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