During a storm, safety matters most. This means your safety and the safety of repair crews. We do not make repairs in dangerous weather conditions or in flooded or badly damaged areas. Please rest assured that our highly trained crews will begin restoring power as soon as it's safe to work.
Even in Georgia, we get ice storms caused by prolonged periods of freezing rain. Trees, roads and walkways get covered with ice. Power lines come down. If you lose electric service, the following safety tips can help you stay safe.
A family hurricane plan can help you and your loved ones be as ready as possible for an approaching hurricane. Make sure everyone in the family understands the plan. One weekend in May each year, review the plan.
Flash flooding is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States. Flooding can occur after just minutes of heavy rainfall. Floods may happen anywhere and at any time.
A flash flood watch means flash flooding could occur due to rain conditions. A flash flood warning means flash flooding is happening or is about to happen, and you should move to safe ground immediately.
Know the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning. A severe thunderstorm watch tells when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when storms are reported by spotters or appear on radar.
The critical first step in surviving a tornado is to listen for tornado watches and warnings. A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado. A tornado warning means there is immediate danger of a tornado.
While local radio and television stations alert us to tornadoes, the best way to hear tornado warnings in your home is with a weather radio. This device picks up around-the-clock broadcasts from the National Weather Service and sounds a loud alarm with a tornado warning.
In case of a possible power outage, make sure you: