Take steps today to prepare for expected high winds, freezing rain and snow from Winter Storm Izzy this weekend
- Jan 14, 2022 8:25 pm GMT
- Build an emergency kit. Having a well-stocked emergency kit is important when severe weather could impact your electrical service. Watch this video to view items to consider adding to your kit to keep your family prepared.
- Pay attention to alerts and advisories. Stay off the roads as much as possible before, during and after winter weather and wait until GDOT provides an "all clear" to travel. Dial 511 from your mobile phone to access GDOT's Travel Information System.
- Stay safe – stay away from downed power lines. Severe winter weather can cause trees and power lines to fall on cars and roadways. If you see a downed power line, call 911 or
Georgia Powerimmediately and, if you are trapped in your car by a downed power line, do not try to exit the vehicle before first responders arrive.
- Watch for utility crews and GDOT vehicles working on the roads. Utility linemen are included in
Georgia's"Move-Over Law," which requires drivers to move over one lane when utility crews are working on the roadside.
Tools You Can Use to Prepare for Severe Weather Year-round
- Outage Alerts – Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized
notifications and updates via text message. Text REG to GAPWR, and register with your account number.
- Outage & Storm Center – Available at www.georgiapower.com/storm, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information. Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting
Georgia Powerat 888-891-0938.
- Outage Map – Housed within the Outage & Storm Center,
Georgia Power'sinteractive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times.
- Georgia Power Mobile App – Download the
Georgia Powermobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go.
- @GeorgiaPower on Twitter – Follow @GeorgiaPower on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more.
Customers are urged to stay tuned to local weather conditions and download the company's mobile app and Outage Alerts available for Apple and Android devices to receive personalized information before, during and after winter storms.
View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/take-steps-today-to-prepare-for-expected-high-winds-freezing-rain-and-snow-from-winter-storm-izzy-this-weekend-301461429.html
No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.