Irma cuts power to over 700,000 Georgians
Over 700,000 people are without power in Georgia due to Hurricane Irma.
Those numbers come from Georgia Power's customer outage map.
Hardest hit areas include Savannah, St. Simon's Island, Kingsland, Kings Bay and Valdosta.
Georgia power officials say they are prepared to respond with approximately 3,400 personnel from the company, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities identified and ready to restore power as quickly and safely as possible following the storm.
To see the Georgia Power Outage map, click here.
-The Crisp County Sheriff's Office has reported that there are a few Crisp County Power customers without electricity, but crews are working on repairs.
- Ocilla power outages on Cargile Road
- North Lincoln Street
- North Oak Street
- West Henderson Street
- Holly St area several effected
- Lowndes County EMA officials say that over 91,000 utility customers are without power.
- Thomas County EMA officials say that just over 3,000 people are without power in the county.
- The City of Sylvester says that due to numerous power outages, please be prepared for the possibility of being without power for a few days. Linemen are working diligently to get all issues corrected as soon as possible.
More than 30,000 Flint Energy customers across the state are without power. Chief Operating Officer Ty Diamond said that the storm is a catastrophic event which will likely take as much as a week to repair.
“Restoration crews worked until about 11 am this morning when the wind speeds rose too high for them to safely restore power,” said Diamond. “We plan to return to power restoration as soon as the winds calm to below 40 miles per hour. Flint will be reinforced with massive numbers of new workers from Missouri and Kentucky on Tuesday and Wednesday.”