Atlanta, GA

Georgia Power assesses the damage and restores power after Tropical Storm Elsa

Jessica Yang

ATLANTA- A hundred Georgia Power workers have assessed the damage and worked to bring back power to customers who are impacted by Tropical Storm Elsa on July 8.

Around 6,350 customers were without power on Thursday starting at 11:30am. This happened because of the storm. Most of the outages took place in Chatham, Effingham, and Glynn counties in Southeast Georgia.

Wind with tropical storm strength occurred for a few straight hours on July 7. The storm has caused downed trees and limbs resulting in broken poles, damaged transformers, as well as spans of wire down.

On Thursday night, the company expected to have 95 percent of these customers who could receive power restored by 10 p.m.

Georgia Power has mobilized its personnel from other parts of the state in order to help in restoration efforts. Georgia Power also encouraged customers to keep safety in mind due to dangerous conditions that can occur following the storms.

The company has built a series of storm videos discussing customers' frequently asked questions regarding the storm response as well as restoration. The videos can be found here

Meanwhile, Georgia Power gives some after-the-storm safety tips for customers such as watch for downed wires, never touch any downed wire, or try to remove tree branches from power lines as it can kill you, customers are advised to not step in standing water or saturated ground where there might be downed lines.

To learn more about storm tips, information about restoration efforts, customer service, and more. Customers can follow @GeorgiaPower on Twitter or visit their website

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