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Central Georgia EMC still working to restore power

Central Georgia EMC still working to restore power

Jefferson Energy Cooperative said it was down to 39 customers without power around noon today, with 30 of those in Jefferson County and a handful in Burke, McDuffie, Warren and Emanuel counties.

Early Friday, Georgia Power customers without power included 472 in Bibb County, 100 in Baldwin County and 69 in Jones County, according to a power outages map on the company's website.

Isolated areas across the county were still in the dark.

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Moments after Brekke broke down in tears, Nancy Alvarez, a reporter for WFTV-TV, captured a Good Samaritan's act of kindness. Santiago couldn't say much to Brekke because of a language barrier, but that didn't stop him from helping someone in need.


"More than 8,000 personnel are working around the clock as part of Georgia Power's statewide restoration effort", the post said. Georgia Power expects power to be restored in most places in the county by Friday at 10 p.m.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Ashley West said Thursday that the company's top priority is the safety of the workers and said their thoughts and prayers are with the lineman's family. "Thank you again for your support and patience!"

Georgia Power announced Thursday morning that it plans to have power restored to 95 percent of the state by Saturday night, about 24 hours sooner than its Wednesday estimate.


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