Update: Power Outages In Central Georgia | News
Thousands of Central Georgians are still without power after severe storms rolled through overnight.
About 12,200 Georgia Power customers are still without power in Macon. That's according to Christy Ihrig with Georgia Power.
She says about 4,400 don't have power in Milledgeville, 391 in Dublin and 42 in Houston County.
Flint Energies reported at 9 a.m. that 6,231 customers were without power at 185 different locations.
Jimmy Autry with Flint Energies says in the rural area west of I-75, there are several broken power poles that need to be replaced. That can take up to four hours for each pole. He says it could take 36 hours for power to be fully restored.
Flint members with Internet service can follow the restoration at www.flintoutages.com which shows the outages in real time. Those reporting power outages should call 1-888-354-6836.
"As with all storms, members are asked to stay away from downed power lines and report any outages to Flint," said Autry. "We will be working continuously until everyone has power restored."
Tri-County EMC is reporting widespread power outages in Jones, Putnam, and Baldwin Counties.
At 9 a.m., Tri-County said about 1,200 customers are without power in Jones, Putnam, and Baldwin Counties.
Tri-County EMC crews have been responding to outages since about 1 AM. To report an outage, call (478) 986-8100 or 1-866-254-8100 or visit tri-countyemc.com.