Green Mountain Power Sends Crews to Help with Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Green Mountain Power Sends Crews to Help with Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Green Mountain Power sends crews to Georgia to help in massive restoration work

As of 10:59 a.m. Tuesday, 2,405 out of Georgia Power's 86,325 customers in Muscogee County don't have electricity, according to the company's website.

To expedite repairs throughout the state, Georgia Power is responding to the outages with approximately 5,500 personnel from the company, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities.

Across Middle Georgia as the number out outages reduced, utility companies asked people to remain patient.

"EMCs stress that damage from Irma is a historic outage event in Georgia and it will take days to completely replace or fix power lines and power poles in every corner of the state", the statement said. Power crews are working around the clock so that number is likely less Wednesday morning.

Georgia EMCs reported 236,000 of their customers were without power.

EMCs stress that damage from Irma is a historic outage event in Georgia and it will take days to completely replace or fix power lines and power poles in every corner of the state. "We will be bringing some customers back, but it may take a couple more days; it may take over a week to get customers back on", he said. Georgia EMC customers can find more information on their website.

Crews will travel this afternoon to Georgia where 1.5 million people are without power, to help Georgia Power restore power and set new poles, make repairs to downed lines and broken poles, barring any need to bring the team back earlier to join crews staying in Vermont. "And as a result of that, recovery is going to be a little more slow because there are greater territories that have to be covered before anything can be back to a normal environment", Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday.

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