Ark. Lineman Electrocuted in Georgia

Tree damage in Wrens Georgia following Hurricane Irma

After Irma, Florida's Smart Grid Needs the Longest and Most Complex Restoration in US History

Early Friday, Georgia Power customers without power included 472 in Bibb County, 100 in Baldwin County and 69 in Jones County, according to a power outages map on the company's website.

FPL's outage map online shows more than 700-thousand people on the east coast of South Florida are still without power. (Possible exceptions include areas hit by tornadoes, flooding & severe damage).

"We're entering the stage of this restoration where we have restored numerous big blocks of customers and we're now going into neighborhoods and in some cases going house by house". Additionally, Georgia Power is part of a national mutual assistance network consisting of dozens of utilities from around the country, and the company is able to tap into reinforcements when needed to restore power to Georgia customers following a storm.

The workers told him a woman randomly approached them with a sack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches as a way to say thank you to them for their continued hard work. JEA reported 1,287 households without power, down from a peak of 12,904.

"Georgia Power continues to work with customers who are behind on payments or need to make payment arrangements through its usual customer service process", the statement reads.

More than 12,000 cases of individual damage or trouble (including broken poles and lines) the company is working to fix.

Liam's dad is a lineman and has basically been working non-stop to help restore power to the state. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.

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