Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Power restored to 920000 Georgia Power customers Thursday night

Power restored to 920000 Georgia Power customers Thursday night

Georgia Power urging customers still without power from Irma to be aware of potential scams during statewide recovery.

Since Monday, power has been restored to more than 3.5 million homes and businesses in Florida.

Restoration in areas impacted by tornadoes, severe flooding or other pockets of severe damage may take longer, the company said. Crews are still working to restore power for the remaining 28 percent of customers impacted by the storm.

As of 12 p.m. Friday, there are 53,000 Georgia Power customers without power.

The utility tweeted a list this afternoon that showed when power should be restored to the major cities in Georgia affected by Tropical Storm Irma.

Georgia Power announced Thursday morning that it plans to have power restored to 95 percent of the state by Saturday night, about 24 hours sooner than its Wednesday estimate. "Our job is not finished until every customer is reconnected and we want to thank the millions of customers who depend on us for electric service every day for their patience during restoration".

Sorry, Miami, but Florida Power & Light isn't really going to pay for that old rotten food inside your refrigerator.

Georgia Power customers who remain without power at this time should continue to check the company's Outage Map at for the latest estimated restoration times (ERTs).

More than 12,000 cases of individual damage or trouble (including broken poles and lines) the company is working to fix.

According to Georgia Powers Spokesperson Holly Crawford, the man was part of the 8,000 personnel brought in to help with power restoration following Irma, but he was not a Georgia Power employee.

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