To mark the beginning of hurricane season in the Southeast U.S., Georgia Power's Mobile Command Center (MCC) hit the road to highlight the importance of preparedness and electrical safety before, during, and after a storm.
Georgia Power monitors weather 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and remains ready to respond and restore service to its 2.5 million customers throughout the state whenever severe weather strikes. The company manages storm response activities from its Storm Center in Atlanta and often deploys the MCC to affected areas to serve as the company's communication and tactical hub.
On Friday, June 2, the Georgia Power MCC departed Atlanta and made its way to the annual Hurricane Expo in Savannah, Ga. The road tour will make stops at landmarks along the way, traveling down the evacuation route through Macon on I-16 to its final stop in Savannah.
"Ensuring reliability for customers is our constant commitment and we're prepared both day and night, for summer thunderstorms or once in a century storms like Hurricane Matthew," said Hamilton Hardin, emergency operations director for Georgia Power. "For customers, the time to prepare for severe weather is when the forecast is clear and we are excited about this opportunity to take this important message on the road."
Georgia Power offers a variety of tools for its customers, including an Outage & Storm Center and Outage Map on its website, a mobile app, and personalized text message updates. The utility also manages a hurricane resource page for information on how to build a family emergency plan and emergency supply kit.