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Interactive storm map offered by Georgia Power

Friday, June 28, 2013 3:19 PM
Last updated 10:35 PM
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Georgia Power Co. has added a new interactive Outage Map to its online Storm Center at www.georgiapower.com/storm.

The resource is designed to be useful for customers during severe weather events that affect service for large numbers of customers.

The map, updated every 10 minutes, allows customers to track crews as they work to restore power and includes detailed information on outages often caused by severe weather, traffic accidents and other external causes.

Outages are indicated with triangular icons, and visitors can zoom in on and slide the map to focus in greater detail on specific areas, as well as search by county and ZIP code. Visitors can also set personal preferences, such as their home location or travel destinations, see current weather affecting the state and use the map to learn the cause of an outage, how many customers are affected and an estimated time for power restoration.

Georgia Power has 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/28/13 - 03:39 pm
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Good way of getting

Good way of getting information when the phone lines are all busy. Kudos to GA Power. Come on Jefferson Energy....get in the game.

jjg
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jjg 06/28/13 - 10:54 pm
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Jefferson Energy has had an

Jefferson Energy has had an interactive outage map for years. It's http://www.jec.coop/outage.php .

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gaflyboy 06/29/13 - 12:17 am
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Most people

are concerned about outages when it affects them, in which case, the map is useless ... unless you have a generator.

Cool map though.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/29/13 - 07:35 am
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soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/29/13 - 07:36 am
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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/29/13 - 02:01 pm
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What? Are you trying to toss us a bone

for raising our rates more than 6%. It's worthless to the very people who would need it, just like gaflyboy points out.

I mean, how do you do this and live with yourselves?

charlie marlow
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charlie marlow 06/29/13 - 05:18 pm
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UPS for internet access during a power outage.

I have my DSL modem, wireless router, and VOIP adapter plugged into an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). I haven't had to test my new one, but the old one was one of those that's a bit larger than a surge supressor and it was good for about an hour. Georgia Power's outage map is written in HTML and JavaScript, so it'll work on laptops and most mobile devices.

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corgimom 06/29/13 - 05:40 pm
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For corn's sake, when the

For corn's sake, when the power goes off, you know it'll be restored eventually. You want to know the cause? Look out the window. If it's not an ice storm or a rainstorm, you know it's not the weather.

That's like the obnoxious storm warnings- hey, we know a storm is coming, all we have to do is go to the window and look, it's not like they sneak up and surprise people.

But you PAY for that map, it's not free-

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