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Georgia Power gives severe weather safety tips ahead of Hurricane Florence

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: Sep. 12, 2018 at 4:04 PM EDT
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(WTVM) - Georgia Power along with its emergency partners are actively monitoring Hurricane Florence as the East Coast prepares for its arrival.

Georgia Power offers the following tips to keep safe during severe weather and storms:

  • Before a Storm:  Stay aware and check the weather forecast before heading outdoors. Turn off air conditioners as power surges can overload them and charge cell phones in case you lose power.
  • During a Storm: Take safe shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows and doors. Avoid contact with conductors of electricity - appliances, metal objects and water.
  • After a Storm: Never touch any downed or low-hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line. Never pull tree limbs off of power lines yourself or enter areas with debris or downed trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.

To stay updated on how to prepare for severe weather year-round, Georgia Power customers can visit www.georgiapower.com/storm to sign up for outage alerts and access useful safety tips.

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