Newsroom Jackson EMC (storm preparation,power restoration)

2019
September
04,
2019
| 03:47 PM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. September 4, 2019) – Jackson EMC has released 84 contractors to help with the anticipated power restoration efforts in North Carolina from the approaching Hurricane Dorian. The contractors will be assisting Brunswick Electric Membe...
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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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January
14,
2019
| 11:02 PM America/New_York
When temperatures drop and winter storms hit, heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines. During a power outage, Jackson EMC crews will work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power, but there are a few things you can do to prepar...
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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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June
20,
2018
| 04:10 PM America/New_York
Severe weather can happen any time of the year. You can stay prepared by following these tips: Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit with food, water & supplies. Make a household plan, including where to take shelter during major storms. Prepare for...
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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
12,
2018
| 11:26 PM America/New_York
Severe weather can happen at any time. For Northeast Georgia, winter storms pose the greatest impact as icy weather can cause dangerous conditions. In many cases, weather forecasts can provide some time to prepare for severe winter weather or tropica...
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2017
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
06,
2015
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
Winter weather brings cooler temperatures and sometimes snow and ice that can knock power out. Stay safe in the event of a storm and follow these tips to prepare for an outage. Before the Storm Create a Disaster Kit. If your water is pumped ...
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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
December
01,
2014
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
In 2013, Georgia homeowners filed more insurance claims for losses caused by lightning than any other state, according to data collected by the U.S. Insurance Institute. They estimate lightning strikes cost about $674 million in damage for American h...
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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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2013
February
19,
2013
| 09:32 PM America/New_York
A new online tool will allow Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) members to report power outages from a smartphone, tablet or PC device. Accessible from the Jackson EMC homepage or by visiting m.jacksonemc.com, Jackson EMC’s new “report a...
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