Hurricane Irma – Information – Monday September 11 2017

12036883_895979670439098_9040575409103095155_nHolloway’s Ace Hardware at 302 S. Jefferson Ave, Eatonton should have 5500 watt portable generators the morning of Monday September 11. They will sell quickly, so come by early if you need one. You can also call Holloway’s at 706-485-8550 to reserve one (must pay by credit card). They will be restocking chain saws, flashlights, tarps, batteries, water, and lamp oil tomorrow as well.



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If you need to report a power outage, texting your outage information to us gets it reported much faster than a phone call.
In preparation for #HurricaneIrma, make sure your phone number is up to date in our system before Monday.

To update your phone number, have your account number ready and call 478-986-8100, press option 4 for Customer Service, then press option 3 to update your mobile phone number.

You can also update your phone number using the myTCEMC mobile app or the customer portal at www.tri-countyemc.com.

Then, if you experience an outage, text “OUT” to 85700 to report your outage.

(TIP: Save 85700 as Tri-County EMC Outage in your phone so you don’t lose the number.)


Visit GeorgiaPower.com/Storm for a complete checklist, storm tips and outage resources including Outage Maps and Outage Alerts. (PRNewsfoto/Georgia Power)

Visit GeorgiaPower.com/Storm for a complete checklist, storm tips and outage resources including Outage Maps and Outage Alerts.


  • Outage Alerts – Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message.
  • Outage & Storm Center – Available at www.georgiapower.com/storm, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information. Customers can report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.
  • Outage Map – Housed within the Outage & Storm Center, Georgia Power’s interactive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times.
  • Georgia Power Mobile App – Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go.
  • @GeorgiaPower on Twitter – Follow @GeorgiaPower on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more.
  • Emergency Plan and Kit – Visit the Georgia Power hurricane resource page for information on how to build a family emergency plan and emergency supply kit.

indexComcast is opening nearly 10,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout impacted areas to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity customers, for free.

For a map of the Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in places such as shopping districts, parks, and businesses, residents can visit www.Xfinity.com/wifi. Once in range of a hotspot, they may select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Xfinity internet customers can sign in with their usernames and passwords, and they will be automatically connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future. Non-Xfinity internet subscribers should visit the “Not an Xfinity Internet Customer” section on the sign-in page to get started. Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours through September 15, 2017.


Evacuation and Sheltering information for the deaf and hard of hearing community can be found on the GEMA/HS YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/1YKmw8Kcg8g

Finalize all pre-storm preparations prior to sunset tonight and shelter in place through Tuesday. For up to date information from GEMA, you can follow their twitter account.


All health departments will remain closed until Wednesday, Sept. 13. Any updates to their business schedule will be posted at NCHD52.org.


21430098_1800311556649627_2515169136240158866_nJust a reminder as you finalize your preparations for Hurricane Irma to secure loose items in your yard, such as lawn furniture, trash cans and children’s toys. In high winds these items can become dangerous projectiles, causing injuries and additional damage. Frequent gusts of 50 to 60mph are possible.


21557748_1800311553316294_212462597027043765_nAs the storm moves through Florida and Georgia, officials stress the importance of not returning to evacuated areas in either state until emergency management and public safety officials advise it is safe. Returning early can pose significant safety risks and impede the recovery efforts of first responders.