A beautiful snowfall has blanketed the entire Amicalola EMC service area today. The heavy wet snow is weighing down trees and tree limbs and has now caused up to 369 separate power outages, for a total of 6219 members affected so far. 9 out of the 10 counties in our service area are experiencing widespread power outages. Crews are working, contract crews have been called in and all are expected to work all night. Please report power outages to the following automated outage management system: 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-0359.
Its been nice weather to start this week but the end of last week brought us weather which caused major damage and power outages.
Storms wrecked havoc in north Georgia last Thursday, May 4th, with winds reaching high speeds. Downed trees blocked roadways, took down power lines and damaged homes.
Thousands in North Georgia lost power and were left with home damage or blocked roads. Fannin County schools reported all locations lost power with the exception of West Fannin. The Fannin School system closed schools the following day. Tri-State EMC and Amicalola EMC reported thousands without power while linemen worked in more stormy weather. Storms appeared again in the forecast May 5th however the wind had slowed down.