Effective today, 9/24/2018, the front lobby of the main building of the headquarters location in Jasper has reopened. A temporary entrance on the far end of the building had been in use for several weeks prior to today. Construction is now nearing completion at the Jasper location and members may enter the building through the new lobby. Thank you for your patience during this time of construction.
Amicalola EMC crews are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round. However, when severe weather is approaching, we take additional measures to prepare, even though no one can predict exactly where or how a storm will impact us. Just as importantly, there are things you can do right now to review your plans & make sure you have a way to receive severe weather warnings if they are issued.
We are sharing this information from Cherokee County Emergency Management: If you rely on electricity to run medical equipment, make sure you have a plan for back up power. For example, anyone who uses continuous oxygen should have portable tanks on hand in case of power outages. Remember, don’t get caught up in the hype being shared by some on social media. The National Hurricane Center is the most reliable source of information regarding the track, timing & impacts related to hurricanes.
Prepare as much as you can and pay attention to weather warnings as they are issued. In the event of power outages, do not rely on social media to report your outage. Our social media sites are not monitored round the clock. Report all outages to one of these telephone numbers: 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-0359. Stay away from any downed power lines and always assume they are still energized. Report them, first to 911, then to one of the above outage reporting numbers.
The quarterly meeting of Amicalola EMC’s Operation RoundUp board was held in July and $15,000 was awarded to local non-profits and qualifying individuals in need.
• Appalachian Mtn. Scottish Rite Assoc. to benefit Children’s Hospital
• Community Helping Place to support free medical and dental clinic
• The Craddock Center to provide books in the children’s enrichment program
• Gilmer Christian Learning Center to help purchase a copier and automatic ext. defibrillator
• Gilmer High Work Based Learning to help purchase supplies and student awards
• Goshen Valley Foundation to help fund one intern
• Kids Ferst in Gilmer County to purchase books
• Lumpkin County Education Foundation help provide teacher grants
• Mountain Ed. Charter High School – Gilmer to purchase laptops for students to check out
• North Ga. Community Action Center to purchase a steam table for Gilmer Senior Center
• Operation Appreciation emergency support for veterans and family members
• Optimist Club of Jasper to help fund Legion of Character program
• Salvation Army help provide food and shelter for the homeless
• St. Vincent de Paul Society help fund items for children
In addition, individuals who qualified were able to receive financial assistance directly from Operation RoundUp for
• Assistance with mortgage payments
• Medical bills and dentures
• Handicap accessible needs
• Repairs to floor and roof
• Rent assistance
Operation RoundUp is a great way to help others without placing a financial burden on yourself. It can never be more than .99 a month and the average is only $6 a year, but pennies make millions when you join with other Amicalola EMC members. Every single penny goes to help those who live in the Amicalola EMC service area. Call 706-253-5200 to join!
Amicalola EMC has immediate openings for the following positions: Qualified Linemen and Tree Trimmer Trainees. We will begin taking applications on Monday, August 13 through Monday, August 27. Experience and high school education required. Applications are available to qualified candidates on the website at www.amicalolaemc.com, the Headquarters Office located at 544 Highway 515 South, Jasper, GA, the Northern District Office, at 150 Tabor Street, Ellijay, GA or the Eastern District Office, at 1234 Dawsonville Highway, Dahlonega, GA. Deadline: August 27, 2018. Amicalola EMC office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Amicalola EMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled.
The rain continues and as the ground gets more saturated, the likelihood of trees falling increases. Currently 756 members are out of power scattered across Dawson and Gilmer counties with one large outage affecting 655 members in Pickens County near Cove Road and Grandview. A tree has torn the line down and crews are working to restore power now. Please remember to always stay away from downed power lines. You may report outages to the following numbers: 706-253-0359, 706-276-0359 or 706-864-0359. In addition, you may report an outage from your mobile device. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore all power as soon as is safely possible.
Just a reminder, you can find our mobile app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. What’s the difference between the Mobile App and the Mobile Web App? Our Mobile Apps are native Apps that can be downloaded and installed on your compatible mobile device, while the Mobile Web App is a web portal that runs directly in the mobile browser on your smart phone or other mobile device.
View and Report Outages – Quickly report an outage directly from your mobile device! When you select this option, if we already know about the outage that affects your account, you’ll see the outage report right away. If we don’t know about the outage, you’ll automatically get the Report Outage form. For more information, go to www.amicalolaemc.com, My Account, Mobile Apps Support.
Update: 12:55 pm We have identified the issue and expect power to be restored within the hour. Thank you for your patience.
We currently have a circuit out in the substation that serves the Salem Road, Talc Mine Road, Henderson’s Mtn., Jordan’s Crossing, Saddle Ridge area. This circuit affects approx. 900+ members. We are working to verify and restore power and will pass along more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.
Please don’t be a victim. Amicalola EMC uses an automated telephone message to notify you of a past due bill.
If you receive a call regarding your power bill, and it just doesn’t sound right, please don’t fall victim to a scam. Scam artists are getting more clever by the day and we don’t want you to be a victim. Hang up, call back to your local office and ask the member services representative to give you a summary of your account. Or call the local office and use the automated system to verify what you owe and pay it over the phone.