Georgia Power restores power to 95% of customers impacted by Hurricane Irma
Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has restored power to more than 95%, or more than 960,000 customers, impacted by Hurricane Irma in just four days, 48 hours ahead of schedule. More than 8,000 personnel were mobilized as part of the company's restoration effort, including all of Georgia Power's resources, as well as assistance from other Southern Company operating companies and dozens of other companies and assisting utilities. All personnel in the field are now solely focused on restoring service to approximately 40,000 customers who remain without power due to the storm. Georgia Power estimates that damage from Hurricane Irma could include nearly 1,500 broken or damaged power poles, more than 6,000 spans of wire, nearly 2,400 fallen trees and approximately 450 transformers damaged.