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Georgia Power restores power to 352,000 customers following Hurricane Michael

The credit was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) as part of its order to...
The credit was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) as part of its order to continue construction of Vogtle, a nuclear unit being constructed near Waynesboro, Georgia. (Source: Georgia Power)
Updated: Oct. 13, 2018 at 5:42 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Power has restored power to 352,000 customers following Hurricane Michael in Augusta, Savannah, and Columbus areas.

The company has more than five thousand people working to restore power for the customers who were in the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Michael. Georgia Power posted an estimated restoration time for those who will be able to receive electric service:

  • Bainbridge area - Tuesday, Oct. 16 by 8 PM
  • Albany area -  Monday, Oct. 15 by 8 PM 
  • Americus area - Saturday, Oct. 13 by 10 PM
  • Macon and Central Georgia area  - Saturday, Oct. 13 by 10 PM
  • Columbus and West Georgia area  – RESTORATION COMPLETED
  • Augusta area  - RESTORATION COMPLETED
  • Savannah and Coastal area  - RESTORATION COMPLETED

They are warning customers to stay safe as some restorations continue. Here is what they reccomend:

  • Watch  for downed wires. Downed power lines may be  hidden by debris or fallen trees. 
  • Never  touch any downed wire or attempt to remove tree branches from power lines  – it can kill. 
  • Don’t  step in standing water or saturated ground where downed lines may be  present. They could be electrified. 
  • Avoid  chain link fences. They may be electrified by a  downed line out of sight and conduct electricity over great distances. 
  • Watch  for Georgia Power crews working across the state. If  driving, move over one lane for utility vehicles stopped on the side of  the road – it’s the law in Georgia. 

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