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Power restored to 2 million after Hurricane Irma, 5.5 million still without

Power restored to 2 million after Hurricane Irma, 5.5 million still without

The power outages were spurred by trees falling on power lines and, in some cases, this set off fires, he said.

While acknowledging the public's frustration, utility officials said they are getting power back on faster than they did after Hurricane Wilma hit the state 12 years ago.

Almost 8,000 personnel are working statewide to restore power.

"In Columbus we have a little over three thousand from a little over 28 thousand that were out yesterday."- says Watkins.

Selected to be Georgia Power's area manager, Sawhill is not yet officially on the job, but traveled to Statesboro last week and took part in the storm preparations, meeting with local officials in Bulloch County's Emergency Operations Center. She said the group considers the storm historic.

More than 700,000 Georgians remained without power Tuesday night because of Hurricane Irma, which weakened to a tropical storm by the time it reached the Peach State.

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"Here, with Irma, we're actually sending a lot of lineworkers, line contractors and forestry folks, so it's a different type of expertise that we're sending, but we're sending what the utilities need". The one up the street is broken. Workers were out Tuesday cutting up the tree debris that had been pushed to the side of the road overnight and looking for small debris stuck in storm drains that they could clean out. "We're attacking it on all fronts", he said.

Ensuring the safety of customers, communities, and workers is the electric power industry's highest priority.

Across the state, there were 1.2 million customers without power as of Tuesday morning - Georgia Power had almost 800,000 outages and Georgia Electric Membership Corp. had around 466,000 customers without power.

Kraft said Georgia Power had 6,000 people working on restoring power Tuesday, including crews from across the country that have come to help - some as far away as California. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.7703756165844 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Some 304,000 Georgia Power customers were in the dark late Wednesday afternoon, according to the Atlanta utility's state-wide outage map. Stanley Williams, 59, was crushed Monday when a tree fell on his home in suburban Sandy Springs, said Mark Gilbeau, an investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

Herrington said he would be keeping an eye on Hurricane Jose, which is several hundred miles off the east coast of Florida, and what its path may be.