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Georgia Power announces severe weather preparedness resources

A Georgia Power worker repairs a power line outside a Riverdale home during Winter Storm Pax in February.

A Georgia Power worker repairs a power line outside a Riverdale home during Winter Storm Pax in February.

— Summertime in Georgia brings the persistent threat of “pop up” thunderstorms — which are often brief, but can be severe.

With scattered storms expected throughout the state this week, Georgia Power officials have offered the following tips to help customers be prepared “before,” “during,” and “after” a storm:

Before a Storm: Ensure that cell phones and tablets are charged in case power is interrupted. Sign up for customized outage alerts via phone, text message or email, at www.GeorgiaPower.com.

During a Storm: If you lose power, disconnect or turn off any appliances that will start operating automatically when power is restored. High demand can overload just-restored circuits and cause additional outages.

After a Storm: Never enter areas with fallen trees or debris present where down power lines may be concealed by debris. Report new outages or down power lines and check restoration status by visiting www.GeorgiaPower.com or calling 888-891-0938.

Additional information on storm preparation is available within Georgia Power’s online Storm Center at www.GeorgiaPower.com/Storm. Customers can also use the website to view the impact severe weather is having on the state via online outage maps, report new outages, check the status of an outage and much more.

Georgia Power officials said they are monitoring severe weather as it occurs in Georgia and are prepared to respond to any interruption in service to its 2.4 million customers.