Following a rough 24 hours that included multiple storms passing through our service area, we currently have 2026 members out of power at 59 separate locations. Over 1300 of these are in Gilmer County, 400+ in Cherokee County and the rest are scattered throughout.
Our broken pole count is at 12+ and we expect that number to continue to rise. We understand there is the possibility of more storms later today and flooding is a possibility in some areas.
Our crews responded as soon as the first storm passed and are still working to restore all power as soon as is safely possible. It is extremely important to be cautious and stay away from any downed power lines. Always assume they are still energized.
Here is a screen shot of our current outage map, and you may view it in real-time at www.amicalolaemc.com . Please report outages to 706-253-0359 OR 706-276-0359 OR 706-864-7979. If you have additional information to share, you will be given the opportunity to record a message.
Thank you for your patience and again we urge you to exercise extreme caution today in the affected areas.