Storm Update – 200 sets of boots on the ground

The breakdown of our current outage count is Cherokee 231, Gilmer 2148, Lumpkin 30, Murray 3 and Pickens 1 for a total of 2413 members out. These are spread among 60 separate locations within these 5 counties. As you know, when there is this much destruction to the area, the restoration time can be lengthy. Please know that the crew members in the field are doing everything they can to restore all power as soon as is safely possible. The work is progressing a little slower than we would prefer, but there are strict safety protocols which must be met to ensure everyone gets to return home to their families safe and sound.
We have around 100 contractors and crew members from our sister EMCs in Georgia out working in our service area. We have the same number of Amicalola EMC employees working. That’s 200 sets of boots on the ground working for the members of Amicalola EMC.
We know it is a hardship on our members to be without electricity. We urge you to use caution when you are dealing with alternative sources of energy to cook with, do necessary chores, etc.
Our communities took a hard hit and we are working hard to put it back together. Stay away from any downed power lines and always assume they are still energized.
There are also online resources available at to assist you in various situations such as if your home has flooded, etc. Helpful information may also be found at
Posted on May 10, 2024

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