Local News

April 11, 2013

About 2,000 NGEMC customers without power (Updated 9:51 p.m.)

As of 9:30 p.m., approximately 2,000 North Georgia EMC customers are without power across NGEMC’s seven-county territory, with the majority of the outages occurring in Gordon, Murray and Whitfield counties. Power outage numbers may increase as strong winds and thunderstorms continue through the night. Please stay away from downed lines and report them immediately to NGEMC, your local power company or call 911. NGEMC members may report outages through the NGEMC mobile app, the NGEMC mobile web app, or by calling NGEMC and using the automated telephone outage reporting system. During widespread outages, customers may experience longer than normal wait times due to extremely high call volume. Crews will remain on duty until all power has been restored.

POSTED AT 5:32 p.m.

Thunderstorms and strong winds are expected through this evening and may cause damage to power lines and substations. North Georgia EMC (NGEMC) officials say crews are ready to respond should power outages occur. Please stay away from downed lines and report them immediately to North Georgia EMC, your local power company or call 911.

NGEMC members may report outages through the NGEMC Mobile App, the NGEMC Mobile Web App, or by calling NGEMC and using the automated telephone outage reporting system. During widespread outages, customers may experience longer than normal wait times due to extremely high call volume. For updated power outage information please visit ngemc.com or NGEMC’s Facebook page.

Office Phone Numbers:

Dalton – (706) 259-9441

Calhoun – (706) 629-3160

Fort Oglethorpe – (706) 866-2231

Trion - (706) 734-7341

To serve you more quickly during a power outage, NGEMC needs the correct phone number for your home address. Please check your bill, and make sure we have your correct phone number. If the phone number listed is incorrect, you can update your phone number through the NGEMC Mobile App or by visiting ngemc.com and clicking Update Account.

To further prepare for severe weather, we encourage our members to download the NGEMC Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide at ngemc.com.

NGEMC serves more than 98,000 customers in portions of Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties.

 

 

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