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Idalia Restoration

In late August, Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on the Gulf Coast of Florida and weakened to a tropical storm as it traveled through parts of southern Georgia, providing heavy rain and strong winds resulting in power outages. Crews and resources across the system mobilized to swiftly restore power and repair damage to gas lines for the communities we serve that were affected by the storm.

The restoration team consisted of more than 5,500 personnel at the height of the response. The crew made significant progress as they worked through the night to restore service to more than 250,000 customers since the peak of the storm on the morning of August 30.

Within 72 hours, unprecedented restoration efforts were completed to restore power to the majority of customers in the Savannah, Brunswick, Tifton, Valdosta and Waycross areas.  

Here’s how the system responded:

Georgia Power Company

  • Restoration efforts made great progress with help from the Alabama Power, Atlanta Gas Light and Mississippi Power operating companies.
  • The damage was extensive, resulting in 300+ broken poles and 1,100 spans of downed wire, equating to more than 40 miles of power lines across Georgia Power’s system.

Alabama Power Company

  • More than 700 personnel from Alabama Power were mobilized to assist in Georgia.

Southern Company Gas

  • Atlanta Gas Light teams in Southeast Georgia responded to approximately 110 gas leak emergency calls caused by uprooted trees.
  • No significant damage was reported in the company’s service areas around Savannah, Jesup, Brunswick, Vidalia, Waycross or Valdosta.
  • The company sent additional resources to Valdosta to assist with damage assessment and repairs. The Valdosta area was the most affected of the region with 95% of Lowndes County losing power during the storm.

Mississippi Power Company

  • More than 250 members of the Mississippi Power storm team traveled to southern Georgia to assist.



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