Georgia Power's restoration efforts are continuing along the Georgia coast as high winds from Hurricane Dorian have resulted in overnight power outages. Nearly 1,500 Georgia Power personnel have been mobilized and are responding to more than 250 individual cases of damage, including broken poles and downed lines, resulting in approximately 15,000 customers without power as of 8 a.m. EDT.
Most of the outages are concentrated in Chatham, Glynn and McIntosh counties. As strong winds continue during the day, additional scattered outages may occur.
Damage assessment teams have re-entered evacuated and affected areas and are relaying critical field information so that restoration teams can be dispatched. As weather conditions improve and tropical storm-force winds subside, crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to repair damage and restore power.
Georgia Power reminds customers that dangerous conditions exist following 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 power lines yourself or enter areas with debris or downed trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage.
The company also offers the following tools you can use to stay informed during restoration efforts: