Tracking power outages affected by Tropical Storm Irma

(File)

UPDATE: 

10:00 P.M. — Alabama Power reports outages are significantly down at 25,000 in the state compared to a previous 42,000 total.

The company says via Twitter eastern counties are most affected with 13,000 outages in Eufaula and Phenix City and around 4,200 in the Auburn and Dadeville areas.

Georgia Power External Affairs Manager Robert Watkins says local power outage crews will be recalled starting at 10 p.m. with efforts to restore service to affected areas resuming at dawn Tuesday.

9:00 P.M. — Georgia Power says its latest outage update shows around 950,000 customers are without power Monday evening.

The company says close to 5,500 company personnel are ready to respond, but they must wait until conditions are safe for crews to begin inspecting and servicing power lines.

Georgia Power says it expects to see widespread damage from high winds, heavy rain and fallen trees that could take up to several weeks to service.

An updated power outage map as of 9 p.m. Monday. (Georgia Power)

Locally, an updated outage map shows more 13,000 Georgia Power customers affected in Muscogee County, close to 4,800 in Harris County, and around 7,500 in Sumter County. The map includes green highlighted areas within the WRBL News 3 viewing area that with outages affecting less than 500 customers.

Flint Energies shows a total more than 32,600 customers without power on its outage map and Diverse Power shows around 4,300.

7:00 P.M. — Opelika Power Services confirms around 500 customers remain without power Monday evening.

A press release says crews are working on restoring about half of those before stopping work for the night. Winds are forecasted to get higher again after dark making it unsafe to continue.

Crews will pickup power restoration efforts again at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. The city asks all citizens to plan accordingly.

Alabama Power so far confirms a total 42,000 outages in the state, mainly centered around the southeast.

5:00 P.M. — Georgia Power now reports around 900,000 of its customers are suffering power outages. The company confirms this makes up almost 50 percent of its total residential customers.

An updated outage map as of 5 p.m. (Georgia Power)

Locally, 236 outages in Muscogee County are affecting more than 20,000 customers. This is thousands less than the number reported earlier Monday afternoon.

An updated outage map as of 5 p.m. (Diverse Power)

Meanwhile, Diverse Power reports a total more than 7,300 of its Georgia customers are affected. This includes more than 1,400 Harris County customers, more than 1,200 in Meriwether County, around 100 in Muscogee County, and more than 3,800 in Troup County.

Flint Energies also reports more than 33,000 of its customers are without power. An updated outage map at 5 p.m. shows over 400 affected customers in Muscogee County, more than 400 in Talbot County, and around 1,600 power-less residents in Taylor County.

An updated outage map as of 5 p.m. (Flint Energies)

(ORIGINAL STORY)

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Georgia Power reports more than 24,000 residents in Muscogee County are without electricity as of 2:00 p.m. Monday.

Tropical Storm Irma is moving through the Chattahoochee Valley area with winds slowly exceeding 30 mph.

There are so far a total of 214 reported outages in Muscogee County affecting more than 24,100 customers. Harris County reports 37 outages leaving more than 6,700 residents, and more than 6,200 residents are currently affected by 82 outages.

(Georgia Power Outage Map)

Other areas within the News 3 coverage area are also seeing outages affecting less than 500 customers each in the green highlighted counties in the above outage map.

There is no projected time when the outage will be repaired. Residents should expect down traffic lights along with the above outages.

Georgia Power says as of 1 p.m., the total of customers without power across the state is over 430,000.

(Diverse Power outage map)

Meanwhile, Diverse Power reports 815 Harris County residents, 529 in Meriwether County, 60 in and around the Muscogee County areas, 253 in Quitman County, and 1062 affected in Troup County are without electricity.

(Flint Energies outage map)

Flint  Energies also shows an extensive outage map with 16 outages on Fort Benning, 1114 in Marion County, 250 in Muscogee County, 354 in Talbot County, and 1623 affected residents in Taylor County.

Stay with WRBL News 3 for your latest updates.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s