Amicalola EMC received the 2022 Business of the Year at the Gilmer Chamber Annual GALA on Saturday, January 28. We are pleased to accept this award on behalf of our board of directors, our management staff and all employees. Also shown is Jill Chastain, recognized as an outgoing member of the board of directors.
We currently have approx. 30 members out of power due to a construction contractor accidently digging into our line off Marion Spence Road in Cherokee County. This outage is unrelated to the current outages caused by weather. We have a crew assigned and the power will be restored as soon as is safely possible. Thank you for your patience.
As the gusty winds arrived in our service area, so did scattered power outages as trees came down on power lines. Outage calls started coming in around 2:45 a.m. Shortly thereafter, our crews began working. Currently, there are 1246 members without power, scattered across Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin and Pickens counties.
A broken pole near Tamarac Drive in Bent Tree, Pickens County caused an outage affecting 268 members; all but 50 of those have been restored. Our crews will continue working until all power has been restored. Please remember to stay away from downed power lines and always assume they are still energized.
Just over a week left to apply for the Amicalola EMC scholarship (for seniors) or the Washington Youth Tour (for juniors). If you live in a household whose power is supplied by Amicalola EMC, take advantage of these opportunities! Visit www.amicalolaemc.com , My Community, and choose Scholarships or Youth Tour to complete the online application. Deadline to apply for each program is January 31, 2023.
For more information, contact Stacey Fields, Director of Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
January 12, 2023 4:00 pm
We are currently experiencing widespread, scattered power outages across our service area due to the heavy rain and winds bringing trees down on power lines. Currently, we have 1554 members out of power.
So far, we know we have a broken pole out Hwy 52E in Gilmer County across from the food pantry, lines down at Crippled Creek Lane in Gilmer County, and a tree on the line at Salacoa and Reinhardt College Parkway. The outages are primarily small, currently involving 47 separate locations.
Crews are working in all the main outage areas. In addition to our crews, we have Pike line crews working as well.
Important reminder: Never go near a downed power line; always assume they are still energized. Should you experience a power outage or see downed lines or other noteworthy circumstances you need to report, please call one of our outage numbers: 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-0359. This allows the information to be captured directly into our outage management system.
While we will post periodic updates on our social media sites, it is important to remember they are not monitored for outage reporting. The most efficient way to relay information to us is through the outage management system.
Our crews will have all power restored as soon as is safely possible. Thank you for your patience and please be careful during the remainder of the afternoon as this stormy weather moves through.
We’ve had a report that a consumer received a telephone call from someone asking for a debit card number so they could process a refund because of the recent outages. It was not us.
Amicalola EMC will never call you and ask you to provide your debit card number over the phone. If you receive a suspicious phone call, hang up immediately. If you want to verify anything about your account, please call Member Services at 706-253-5200 and follow the prompts.
Attention all Juniors! We are giving away 3 spots on the 2023 Washington Youth Tour. This is an all expense paid trip to Washington DC in June 2023. If selected, you will travel with a group of 100+ students from across our state. This is a life changing opportunity! If you live in a household whose power is provided through Amicalola EMC, and you will be between 16-18 years of age in June 2023, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Visit www.amicalolaemc.com, My Community, Youth Tour and apply today!