Hurricane Michael Update

When it comes to helping our customers during times of natural disasters, Georgia Power is always ready to weather the storm with you. When Hurricane Michael made landfall in the state of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, our power restoration efforts were ready.

 

Hurricane Michael entered the state of Georgia on the evening of Oct. 10, made its way through Central Georgia, and ultimately reached Augusta as a tropical storm on the morning of Oct. 11.

 

There has been significant damage due to high winds, heavy rain and fallen trees in the hardest hit areas, including Albany, Americus, Macon, Valdosta and Vidalia. To complete restoration as quickly and safely as possible, more than 5,800 personnel and crews from Georgia Power, other Southern Company operation companies and assisting utilities are working tirelessly to restore power to customers.

Facts and Figures

  • As of Wednesday, Oct. 17, power has been restored to 385,000 Georgia Power customers, which accounts for 99 percent of the customers who were impacted
  • Some customers still without power in the hardest hit areas of Southwest Georgia
  • Damage from the hurricane includes more than 3,500 spans of wire down (about 130 miles), approximately 1,000 damaged power poles, more than 900 fallen trees and more than 200 damaged transformers.

 

View our Outage Map to check the status of outages in your area.

Understanding Outages

Power restored to 375,000 Georgia Power customers

More than 5,800 personnel working around the clock.

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Emergency Resources

Local, state and federal resources are available to help you plan for, and recover from, disasters.

Take Precautions After a Storm

In storm recovery, safety matters most. Report emergencies immediately, and remember these tips as after-storm safety guidelines.

What to do After a Storm