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2022
May
09,
2022
| 11:57 AM America/New_York
The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1. This year is predicted by the Weather Channel to be active and above average.  Jackson EMC offers these tips for you and your family to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Start Planning Now. If ...
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April
26,
2022
| 11:33 AM America/New_York
Working on an outdoor project? Here are five easy steps to keep people, utility lines and underground equipment safe during digging:1. NotifyCall 811 or submit an online request at Georgia811.com two to three days before your work begins. Georgia 811...
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March
28,
2022
| 08:35 AM America/New_York
Think of Your Family’s NeedsBefore preparing your emergency plan, think of the needs and responsibilities of your family. Keep in mind these may include:Different ages of household members Responsibilities for helping others Dietary needs Medical nee...
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March
28,
2022
| 08:34 AM America/New_York
Trees beautify the community, and when planted in the right spot, can help lower energy bills. But planting trees too close to power lines could be dangerous. Plant the “right tree in the right place” to enjoy safe, reliable electricity.ShrubsKeep sh...
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March
28,
2022
| 08:34 AM America/New_York
A portable generator can keep your lights and appliances running during power outages while linemen make repairs to restore electricity. Keep these tips in mind when using a generator:USE OUTSIDE Don’t run a generator inside any enclosed or partially...
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February
23,
2022
| 16:13 PM America/New_York
Help keep linemen safe. When you see a utility vehicle on the side of the road with its emergency lights flashing, be sure to move over a lane.  If you can’t move over, slow down. Move Over Laws, like those in Georgia and across the U.S., help protec...
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January
27,
2022
| 15:59 PM America/New_York
When it’s chilly outside, you’re more likely to use additional electrical devices to keep warm – like space heaters and electric blankets. Keeping warm with these devices also means taking steps to safeguard your loved ones and home from potential fi...
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2021
October
21,
2021
| 09:19 AM America/New_York
Scammers are known to threaten utility consumers with tactics like disconnecting power or legal action if you don't make an immediate payment.  Don't fall victim to these types of scams.Also, keep in mind:Our employees will never show up at your door...
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October
21,
2021
| 09:19 AM America/New_York
With hurricane season continuing through November 30 and winter storm season on the horizon, now is a good time to have a plan if you care for a loved one who is medically dependent on electricity.A severe tropical or winter storm could cause damage ...
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October
19,
2021
| 08:36 AM America/New_York
A journeyman lineman team from Jackson EMC was named second among electric cooperatives competing at the 37th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kansas on Saturday. Top linemen from around the world compete in a series of events ...
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July
26,
2021
| 15:06 PM America/New_York
Did you know that signs or other items posted on utility poles can create serious safety hazards for linemen?Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs – as well as the signs themselves – pose dangers to linemen, who may need to climb poles when res...
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June
11,
2021
| 14:57 PM America/New_York
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   Jackson EMC offers these tips on how to p...
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March
05,
2021
| 16:22 PM America/New_York
Just as your vehicle needs regular checkups to operate properly, so does your home’s electrical system.Electrical fires are a serious risk to your home. By checking switches, outlets, cords, appliances and the electrical panel, you’re reducing the po...
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February
22,
2021
| 15:05 PM America/New_York
Considering your options for home security? When it comes to protecting your home, EMC Security offers some questions to ask as you evaluate your options.Is the System Professionally Monitored? With round-the-clock monitoring, if there's an emergency...
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January
14,
2021
| 08:32 AM America/New_York
Electrical failures and malfunctions are the most common causes of electrical fires. You can check your home’s electrical system to spot potential safety hazards.Electrical OutletsFaulty electrical outlets are a leading cause of home fires. As outlet...
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2020
October
23,
2020
| 11:35 AM America/New_York
If you had a fire at your home, would your family members know how to escape safely? The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) recommends families make a home fire escape plan incase there’s a fire in their home. In October, NFPA celebrates...
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June
12,
2020
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
Hurricane season is officially here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season this year, which means severe storms are more likely to occur.   The threat of hurricanes is...
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March
10,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Lightning strikes can happen any time there’s a storm. Electrical surges from lightning or power surges can damage or destroy household appliances and equipment. Jackson EMC offers surge protection to members to help protect against surges that co...
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March
10,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When you see a utility vehicle parked on the side of the road working in an official capacity, you can help keep line crews safe by moving over a lane or slowing down and being prepared to stop. Georgia is one of many states that requires motorist...
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February
17,
2020
| 09:28 AM America/New_York
Severe weather can happen any time of year. When severe weather hits, it’s important to have basic supplies ready in the event of extended power outages. During and after dangerous weather – such as winter storms, a tornado or a summer downpour – ...
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February
04,
2020
| 16:48 PM America/New_York
After learning more about surge protectors, I recently gave each of my kids a surge protector. My children are grown. Maybe they already have their key electronics plugged into surge protectors. Maybe they know the difference between power strips ...
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2019
November
14,
2019
| 08:12 AM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) system control coordinator Greg Mathis received a Life Saving Award from Georgia EMC during the state association’s annual meeting in Savannah this month. Mathis was honored for saving the life of a fello...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:26 AM America/New_York
Accidents happen. Would you know what to do if your vehicle crashed into an electric utility pole? Knowing what to do could be the difference between life and death. Always consider power lines and other electrical equipment to be live and dangero...
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November
13,
2019
| 11:25 AM America/New_York
When you use LED lights to decorate for the holidays, you can save energy. Compared to standard incandescent lights, using ENERGY STAR®-rated LED lights are 70% more energy efficient and last 10 times longer, according to the U.S. Department of Energ...
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October
17,
2019
| 09:50 AM America/New_York
As the temperature outside starts to drop this fall, you may want to use a space heater to warm a specific room without cranking up the thermostat. Stay safe with these tips for space heaters: Plug your space heater directly into a wall outlet ...
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August
16,
2019
| 08:27 AM America/New_York
When playing outdoors, keep a safe distance from power lines, substations and other equipment used to send electricity to homes and businesses. Keep these tips in mind to stay safe around power substations. Teach children to avoid climbing fe...
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May
15,
2019
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
May is an ideal time for spring cleaning. And since it’s also National Electrical Safety Month, why not keep this list in mind while tidying up around your home? Clean appliances that may have a buildup of food debris, oil or dust, which could b...
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April
15,
2019
| 09:11 AM America/New_York
A home security system provides your family with additional protection in the event of an emergency. As children get older and can stay at home by themselves for longer periods of time, it may be time to teach them about using a home security system....
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April
15,
2019
| 09:10 AM America/New_York
Know What’s Below Before starting any landscaping work that requires digging – such as planting trees or shrubs, setting posts, or building a deck – be sure to call 811 first. Underground utilities, such as buried gas, water and electric lines,...
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March
18,
2019
| 14:00 PM America/New_York
Motorists in Georgia already know they should move over one lane when they drive near a law enforcement officer working on the side of a roadway. But, did you know that same law applies to utility linemen working near roadways? Georgia’s Move O...
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