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Jackson EMC Assisting with Restoration Efforts at Amicalola EMC

(JEFFERSON, GA. June 23, 2019) – Jackson EMC is assisting with power restoration efforts at Amicalola EMC in northwest Georgia, where heavy rain, strong winds and severe thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday resulted in widespread power outages. Jackson EMC sent 7 linemen earlier today to assist with the restoration efforts.

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, Amicalola EMC reported 105 outages in Cherokee, Dawson, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray and Pickens counties, affecting more than 2,810 members of the co-op. At its peak, Amicalola EMC reported around 10,000 members were without power.

The storms on Friday and Saturday also affected some Jackson EMC members. Once power was restored to those members, Jackson EMC linemen were available to help Amicalola EMC with its power restoration efforts.

A principle of co-ops is cooperation among cooperatives. Keeping with that principle, when asked, Jackson EMC provides fellow co-ops assistance with power restoration efforts following major outages. Jackson EMC linemen will work alongside Amicalola EMC line crews to safely restore power to the co-op’s members.

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 230,000 meters on 14,132 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.