Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together. Amicalola EMC had minimal damage to our service area from yesterday’s storm and all outages were restored within a few hours of the storm passing through. Some of our sister EMCs were not as fortunate.
Two Amicalola EMC crews left out this morning headed to Snapping Shoals EMC, headquartered in Covington, to offer mutual aid and help restore power to their service area. Snapping Shoals serves over 100,000 members in the south metro Atlanta area. Last night they reported 14,000 members out of power at 6:00 pm. A 5:30 a.m. update this morning reported 6,400 still out with multiple broken poles to be replaced.
Amicalola EMC line crew workers who went to assist are Rozier Wingate, Ray Spriggs, Lucas Bramlett, Ben Brown, Trey Grizzle and Alan Weaver. Bradley McCallister, Micah Walker, Chad Thompson, Devin Dunson and Nick Thomas make up the other crew. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers for the safety and safe return of our line crew workers, all line crew workers from Snapping Shoals and across the state who are helping in this restoration, and for the safety and well-being of all the affected residents and business owners in our state who suffered damages during yesterday’s storm.