Memorial Day Storm

We would like to start by saying thank you to our members for their patience and support over the last 30+ hours while our crews worked to restore all power to our service area. Electricity powers our lives. We depend on it for nearly everything we do, so we understand how frustrating it can be when you’re in the dark. Although power outages are never convenient, just remember that it takes a lot of hands to keep the power on, and even more hands to get it up and running when outages occur. With that being said, we are extremely grateful for the mutual aid that arrived to assist us in our storm restoration efforts over the last 2 days.

Amicalola EMC is locally owned and operated. Many of our employees live in the communities that we serve. The member service representatives answering your phone calls and the linemen out in the field restoring your power may very well be your neighbor. Sometimes our linemen are out working during storms while their own homes are out of power.

On the topic of tree trimming, we are legally allowed to clear 30 feet of right of way on distribution lines. This is 15 feet to either side of the wire. When the power lines crisscross back and forth down both sides of the road, for example, this means the road itself is a large portion of that right of way.

During this particular storm, our crews saw heavy tree damage in localized areas. In addition, maneuvering and managing traffic required more effort than usual due to the holiday weekend.

Again, thank you for your patience, and thank you for showing your appreciation for our crews and personnel that work hard day-in and day-out. Your kind words of encouragement do not go unnoticed!

Posted on May 28, 2024

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