Our service area covers 1100 square miles. We serve primarily in Gilmer, Pickens, north Cherokee, Dawson and Lumpkin counties. Our largest number of meters is in Gilmer, followed by Pickens, Cherokee, Lumpkin and Dawson. We touch on the borders of Bartow, Gordon, Fannin, Murray and Forsyth counties. When outages occur like we are experiencing now, that are so widespread and so destructive, power restoration takes far longer that it does if in one concentrated area.
Next, take our current outage map and visualize it laid over the service area map above, and you will see the outages are spread across our entire service area. We are currently down to 7679 outages, having restored approximately 3000 already today. Our broken pole count is nearing 75. We are working hard to restore all power, just as soon as is safely possible. We thank you for your patience.