Newsroom Jackson EMC (weather,storm preparation)

2019
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
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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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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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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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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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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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
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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