As Hurricane Michael cleared Georgia, Georgia Power began its first day of full-scale damage assessment Thursday. There has been significant damage due to high winds, heavy rain and fallen trees in the hardest hit areas, including: Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Macon, Valdosta, Vidalia and other areas leaving nearly 155,000 customers without power. Damage assessment marks the first phase of the restoration process and Georgia Power has crews in the field assessing damage to begin the restoration process, followed by repair crews.
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Georgia Power monitored the path of Hurricane Michael prior to the storm entering Georgia. To complete restoration as quickly and safely as possible, the company mobilized 3,900 personnel from Georgia Power, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities.
For more on the damage assessment and restoration process, visit Georgia Power’s YouTube channel.