Georgia Power warns customers of storm-related scam - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Georgia Power warns customers of storm-related scam

(Source: Georgia Power/Twitter) (Source: Georgia Power/Twitter)
(Source: Georgia Power/Twitter) (Source: Georgia Power/Twitter)
(Source: Georgia Power) (Source: Georgia Power)

(WTVM) – Georgia Power wants to remind customers to be aware of potential scams during the statewide recovery from Hurricane Irma.

The company offers the following tips to avoid scams and fraud.

  • Georgia Power will not offer to expedite power restoration for an additional fee
  • Georgia Power will not refuse to reconnect service to customers impacted by Hurricane Irma due to a past due bill and demand payment prior to reconnection

As Georgia Power continues to restore service to all Georgians in the wake of Irma, they encourage customers to utilize the following features.

  • Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message
  • Visit the outage and storm center where customers can visit the site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information.
  • View the Georgia Power outage map— an interactive map that provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times.
  • Download the Georgia Power app
  • Follow Georgia Power on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, and other customer service needs

Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.  

Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Rep. Tom Graves releases a statement on the government shutdown

    Rep. Tom Graves releases a statement on the government shutdown

    Saturday, January 20 2018 2:06 PM EST2018-01-20 19:06:43 GMT
    (Source: Tom Graves Instagram)(Source: Tom Graves Instagram)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Rep. Tom Graves released a statement about his involvement in the government shutdown. Read the full statement below: “I supported the short-term government funding bill that passed the House on Thursday, which delays harmful Obamacare taxes and also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The House did its job. The sole reason the government shut down is because Senate Democrats refused to join Senate Republicans t...

    More >>

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Rep. Tom Graves released a statement about his involvement in the government shutdown. Read the full statement below: “I supported the short-term government funding bill that passed the House on Thursday, which delays harmful Obamacare taxes and also extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The House did its job. The sole reason the government shut down is because Senate Democrats refused to join Senate Republicans t...

    More >>
  • Lee County man dies while hunting

    Lee County man dies while hunting

    Saturday, January 20 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-01-20 21:01:10 GMT
    (Source: Lee County Coroner)(Source: Lee County Coroner)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS officials responded to a call about a man who was found to be unresponsive during a hunting trip.  51-year-old Edward Martin Jr. was found Friday night around 7 p.m. at the bottom of a tree he was posted at while hunting.  The Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS made it to the scene at 7:41 p.m. and pronounced Martin dead at the scene.  Officials say it appears he fell from about 18 to 20 feet to ...

    More >>

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS officials responded to a call about a man who was found to be unresponsive during a hunting trip.  51-year-old Edward Martin Jr. was found Friday night around 7 p.m. at the bottom of a tree he was posted at while hunting.  The Lee County Sheriff's Department and EMS made it to the scene at 7:41 p.m. and pronounced Martin dead at the scene.  Officials say it appears he fell from about 18 to 20 feet to ...

    More >>
  • Funeral for Dollar General shooting victim held Saturday

    Funeral for Dollar General shooting victim held Saturday

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:54 PM EST2018-01-20 20:54:46 GMT
    (Source: Family)(Source: Family)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The funeral for the shooting victim who was involved in a road rage incident was held Saturday afternoon. Lorenzo Freeman was killed after a road rage incident involving two other men at a Dollar General in Fort Mitchell. The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Ozark, AL.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

    More >>

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The funeral for the shooting victim who was involved in a road rage incident was held Saturday afternoon. Lorenzo Freeman was killed after a road rage incident involving two other men at a Dollar General in Fort Mitchell. The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Ozark, AL.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly