About 320,000 customers of electric utility cooperatives around the state were still without power, according to Georgia EMC, down from 428,000 at 7:30 a.m.
The biggest challenges are in Savannah due to flooding and in metro Atlanta due to large numbers of downed trees across power lines and roads, she said.
Don't step in standing water or saturated ground where downed lines may be present. Collectively, Georgia's customer-owned EMCs provide electricity and related services to 4.4 million people, almost half of Georgia's population, across 73 percent of the state's land area. They could be electrified. The state of emergency now includes all 159 counties in Georgia.
Georgia Power tweeted at about about 2 p.m. that they'd work to update the public again as soon as conditions were "clear and safe for crews to work in". If driving, move over one lane for utility vehicles stopped on the side of the road - it's the law in Georgia. Georgia EMCs reported 236,000 of their customers were without power. While the company has contacted and requested aid through the mutual assistance network, resources have been assigned to harder-hit areas in Florida first before travelling to Georgia. To complete restoration as quickly and safely as possible, the company has mobilized approximately, 6,000 personnel from Georgia Power, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities.
"We have had crews working around the clock, and we'll continue working around the clock until all outages are taken care of", said April Sorrow, a spokeswoman for Jackson EMC on Tuesday.
Power outages have transpired due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.
Numerous locations are still without power statewide, according to the outage map. However, all dormitories will remain open and the Piedmont Central Dining hall will also be available both days from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m.
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Georgia Power says in case of power outages, customers should unplug TVs, major appliances such as washers and dryers, and turn air conditioning units off so when power comes back on its protected from surges.