UPDATE: Georgia Power: Power outages down to 425,000 from 870,00 - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

UPDATE: Georgia Power: Power outages down to 425,000 from 870,000

Outage map for Georgia Power; Source: WFXG Outage map for Georgia Power; Source: WFXG
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

Georgia Power has restored power to more than 525,000 customers.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, there are approximately 425,000 Georgia Power customers currently without power. Georgia Power says that damage and outages are widespread across the state with the hurricane and while the company continues to work around the clock, customers should plan ahead for the potential for extended outages, possibly days or weeks. They also encourage you to stay safe by following the below advice:

  • 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.

If you are experiencing any power outages, please alert the Georgia Power Company via their website. You can check the map that we have provided to see the latest reported outages.

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