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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/wMGT) – Now that Hurricane Michael has made landfall, Georgia Power is monitoring the storm’s path very closely and planning for their response to anticipated power outages.
Once the storm passes they’ll send crews out to take a look at the damage and from there begin restoring lines and poles.
But they want to ask customers as well as residents in general not to approach crews while they’re out working.
“Safety is our first priority and most times it’s a distraction when they are trying to restore service and it delays the process of getting the restoration services where it needs to be,” said External Affairs Manager Theresa Robinson.
They’re also warning people to avoid touching down trees or power lines as a safety measure.
Robinson says it’s best to stay inside until the storm has fully passed and all safety hazards are taken care of.