Power restored to more than 97% of Georgia Power customers impacted by Hurricane Zeta

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As of 5:30 p.m. today (Nov. 1), Georgia Power has restored power to more than 97% of customers—approximately 798,000—impacted by Hurricane Zeta.

In addition to Georgia Power crews, the company has secured personnel resources from utilities in 14 states with a total of more than 4,000 personnel to support the restoration efforts.

Approximately 10,000 customers were without power as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

Damage from Hurricane Zeta is widespread and covering the northern half of the state and is similar to the damage seen after Hurricane Michael in 2018. As Hurricane Zeta crossed through the state, Georgia Power’s service territory experienced wind gusts of up to 75 mph for more than two hours, along with sustained winds of 25-40 mph for more than five hours. Teams have been experiencing challenges including downed trees and roads blocked that must be cleared to enter certain areas.

Damage assessed from Hurricane Zeta:

  • Over 700 broken poles
  • More than 3,400 spans of wire down
  • More than 250 damaged transformers
  • Hardest hit areas include the Atlanta area and North Georgia (including Clayton, Dalton, Gainesville, Rome, Carrollton and Cartersville)

Update – As of 5:30 p.m. Sunday

  • Power has been restored to approximately 798,000 Georgia Power customers across the state.
  • There are approximately 10,000 Georgia Power customers currently without power.
  • Approximately 1,100 cases of individual damage or trouble.

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