March 18, 2013

NGEMC crews working to restore power

Primary areas affected are in Walker and Chattooga counties

Submitted by North Georgia EMC

— As of 9:30 p.m., approximately 3,500 North Georgia EMC customers are without power due to this evening’s thunderstorms and strong winds. While outages are scattered across NGEMC’s seven-county service territory, extensive damage has occurred in areas of Walker and Chattooga counties. Crews are working to clear many fallen trees and to repair numerous broken poles and downed power lines in these areas. Please stay away from downed lines and report them immediately to NGEMC, your local power company or call 911. Crews will remain on duty until all power has been restored.

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’s website at or North Georgia EMC’s Facebook page.

Office phone numbers

Dalton: (706) 259-9441

Calhoun: (706) 629-3160

Fort Oglethorpe: (706) 866-2231

Trion: (706) 734-7341

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