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Power outage in Columbus, Georgia? Contact your local utility company.
Columbus Power Outages Caused by Weather
Data from power outages that affected hundreds of thousands of Columbus residents revealed a higher percentage of customers affected in lower-income zip codes.
Already, Ian has devastated parts of Florida and left damage in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina as it now moves through central Virginia
Power has been restored for close to 900,000 as recovery efforts continue.
Hurricane Ian made landfall Friday afternoon in Georgetown, South Carolina.
Hurricane Ian left a trail of damage across Volusia County. Here are important local updates.
Jay Garrett, Customer Experience Manager AEP OhioAEP Ohio crews are down south right now helping restore power to the thousands without it across Florida and
AEP Ohio crews are preparing to travel down south to lend a helpinf
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Both directions of Interstate 77 are shut down in south Charlotte Monday morning due to downed power lines across the roadway, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
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