Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to cross into Georgia later today, bringing heavy rains, gusty winds and power outages to the southern and coastal parts of the state. Georgia Power encourages customers to monitor local weather conditions and keep safety first as inclement weather moves in. 

Dangerous conditions exist following a storm. Never touch any downed or low-hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line. Never pull tree limbs off of power lines yourself or enter areas with debris, downed trees or standing water as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage or submerged in water or mud. 

Do not call 911 to report any power outages. Report outages to (888)-891-0938.

Georgia Power offers the following tools you can use to stay informed during restoration efforts:

  • Outage Alerts – Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message.
  • Outage & Storm Center – 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 nearly 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 andAndroid 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 storm page for information on how to build a family emergency plan and emergency supply kit.