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2017
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Jackson EMC Continues Preparing for Storm Threat

Nate

(JEFFERSON, GA. Oct. 7, 2017) Weather reports indicate Hurricane Nate could impact Northeast Georgia Sunday, Oct. 8. Jackson EMC activated its Emergency Response Plan Friday, Oct. 6, and is ready to respond with restoration efforts if needed.

As of now, in addition to our own 150 linemen, Jackson EMC has more than 250 crew members from Texas, Indiana, Arkansas, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida in the area ready to be dispatched. If needed, these crews will work side-by-side with our own to remove damaged trees and limbs, and make outage repairs as quickly and safely as possible. We will continue to reach out for additional resources as needed.

Jackson EMC members can prepare for the storm with these tips and resources.

Before the storm:

  • Protect electronics and appliances. Turn off air conditioners since power surges can overload them, unplug all electronics such as DVD players, televisions and computers.
  • Secure any outdoor items that could be moved by high winds and cause damage. Move patio furniture inside where possible.
  • Charge all necessary electronics, including cell phones and tablets, so you can stay connected even if the power is out. Know how to adjust the settings on mobile devices to maximize battery life.

Resources:

  • Report Outages. Jackson EMC members should report outages to at 1-800-245-4044 or by visiting outage.jacksonemc.com.
  • Storm Center. Outage updates and a map with current outages is available at: news.jacksonemc.com/outages/.
  • Outage Map. Available in the Storm Center, the Outage Map provides real-time information on outages. www.jacksonemc.com/storm/index.html
  • @JacksonEMC on Twitter – Follow @JacksonEMC on Twitter for storm tips and outage updates, Or like us on Facebook JacksonEMC.