Newsroom Jackson EMC (power restoration,weather)

2019
February
20,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 20, 2019) Earlier today, Jackson EMC sent 10 linemen and released 24 contractors to assist with power restoration efforts at Amicalola EMC in northwest Georgia. Tuesday brought heavy rain, strong wind gusts and severe thunderstor...
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2018
December
12,
2018
| 02:58 PM America/New_York
“Cooperation Among Cooperatives” is one of the principles that govern all cooperatives. So, when Hurricane Michael devastated parts of Florida and south Georgia, Jackson EMC was one of several electric cooperatives in the Southeast to answer calls fo...
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December
09,
2018
| 03:01 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 9, 2018) – Heavy rainfall from Saturday’s storms saturated the ground, leaving trees susceptible to the storms accompanying strong winds, which blew down trees and limbs into power lines. Members across Jackson EMC’s 10-county se...
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November
02,
2018
| 03:38 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GEORGIA, Nov. 1, 2018) – More than 20 team members from Jackson EMC are heading to the Florida panhandle to assist a fellow electric cooperative restore power in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The Jackson EMC crews will assist Gulf Coa...
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October
12,
2018
| 03:51 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 12, 2018) Early Friday morning, 29 Jackson EMC linemen and other personnel headed to south Georgia to assist with restoration efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Michael. Jackson EMC will assist with power restoration effor...
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October
11,
2018
| 03:54 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 11, 2018) Jackson EMC will release 97 contractors after noon today to assist with restoration efforts in Florida and south Georgia after Hurricane Michael impacted the area. Two dozen Jackson EMC linemen will assist with restorat...
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October
10,
2018
| 05:46 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 10, 2018) Jackson EMC is closely monitoring the projected forecast of Hurricane Michael and is ready to respond if Northeast Georgia is impacted. Current forecasts indicate Northeast Georgia could experience strong winds and rain...
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September
15,
2018
| 06:25 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC continues to closely monitor the forecast of Hurricane Florence and its potential impact on Northeast Georgia. At this time, Jackson EMC is releasing nine right-of-way contractors to assist with clean-up and restoration efforts in South C...
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September
12,
2018
| 09:35 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC is closely monitoring the projected forecast of Hurricane Florence and its potential impact on Northeast Georgia and is ready to respond. Current forecasts indicate Northeast Georgia could experience strong winds and rain as a result of H...
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March
13,
2018
| 06:26 PM America/New_York
Power outages can happen at any time for a variety of reasons. If your power goes out, Jackson EMC works quickly to restore it. Members are encouraged to report power outages by visiting outage.jacksonemc.com or by calling 1-800-245-4044. Jack...
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January
02,
2018
| 04:06 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Jan. 2, 2018) – The freezing temperatures that arrived with the new year caused scattered outages for some members across Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s 10-county service area Tuesday morning. According to the National Weat...
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2017
April
06,
2017
| 07:30 PM America/New_York
(April 6, 2017) Heavy rainfall from Wednesday’s waves of thunderstorms saturated the ground, leaving trees susceptible to today’s strong winds. Jackson EMC is experiencing a new round of outages caused by trees falling on power lines across our 10-...
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April
06,
2017
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
(April 6, 2017) The storms that swept across North Georgia April 5 caused outages for some Jackson EMC members across our 10-county service area. At the height of the storm, we had 2,762 members without power. Line personnel worked through the night ...
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February
19,
2017
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
In February 2015, our service area saw the worst storm in our history. Curious about how other storms stack up, we’ve researched Jackson EMC’s biggest storms in terms of disrupted electrical service. The graph below shows the number of outages per st...
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January
08,
2017
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
When it comes to assistance before, during and after severe weather, Jackson EMC has you covered with our online Storm Center. At Jacksonemc.com/storm, a wealth of resources is at your fingertips, including tips on preparing for bad weather and me...
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2016
December
08,
2016
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
Weather is unpredictable. Winter ice storms, a tornado or a summer downpour after weeks of drought can disrupt the flow of energy powering our homes, schools, businesses and factories. Dangerous weather events can cause hazardous road conditions, dow...
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April
14,
2016
| 12:00 AM America/New_York
You count on Jackson EMC to make sure the power is there when you flip the switch. And we work hard every day to make that happen. Sometimes, however, outages do occur. Most often, weather and fallen trees cause the disruption in service. The over...
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2015
February
13,
2015
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
Lights out? Chances are, weather caused it. Sixty-five percent of power outages for Jackson EMC members are triggered by the weather. Winter ice storms, a string of tornadoes or a summer downpour after weeks of drought can disrupt the flow of energy ...
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February
04,
2015
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
Weather is the single biggest variable affecting your power. It has the largest impact on your bill and is the most likely cause of an outage. Unfortunately, it is beyond our control. But we can be prepared for stormy weather, and we are. We know ...
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2014
February
01,
2014
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
The unexpected strikes. Be it an early winter ice storm or a line of tornadoes, unless you work in the weather field, most of these catch you off guard as unexpected events. At Jackson EMC, we know to expect the unexpected, and our process for dea...
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February
01,
2014
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
As winter weather makes its way into northeast Georgia, so does the potential for storms that could interrupt your electric power supply. Be vigilant when it comes to safety by remembering these tips for dealing with lack of electricity after the sto...
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