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January 27-- The 41 electric membership corporations (EMCs) in Georgia, including Altamaha, are bracing for the probability of a winter storm.

            Officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and have a variety of contingency plans in place to address problems associated with snow accumulation, ice forming on tree limbs and power lines which can cause damage and outages to the distribution system. 

            Altamaha EMC has employees and contract crews preparing trucks with emergency equipment and necessary materials, should the weather become severe. If needed, Altamaha EMC will call upon EMCs in the state not hit by the storm to provide help and support.

“We are stocked with poles, wire, connectors, transformers and other supplies frequently used in the restoration process. Vendors have been contacted to be on standby in case additional materials are needed.  Our employees are on a heightened state of readiness and prepared to react immediately to any power outages,” says Tammye Vaughn, Manager of Marketing and Communications for Altamaha EMC.

“Altamaha EMC members should contact our office at 912-526-8181 to report any power outages.  In the event of a major outage, we will post updates on our website at and Facebook page.”