Georgia Power announced on Friday their estimates of when power may be restored after the impact of Hurricane Michael.
On Thursday evening, power was restored to 255,000 Georgia Power customers, with more than 4,800 personnel working around the clock.
The Estimated Restoration Times for Georgia Power customers are as follows ( per Georgia Power):
Savannah and Coastal area, Friday by midnight
Augusta area, Friday by midnight
Columbus and West Georgia area, Saturday by 5 p.m.
Americus area, Sunday by 10 p.m.
Macon and Central Georgia area, Sunday by 10 p.m.
Albany area, Monday by 8 p.m.
Bainbridge area, Tuesday by 8 p.m.
Georgia Power will continue to work with local Emergency Management Agencies to restore power and services to the most heavily impacted areas.
Georgia Power encourages customers to keep safety first following Hurricane Michael:
Watch for downed wires. Downed power lines may be hidden by debris or fallen trees.
Never touch any downed wire or attempt to remove tree branches from power lines – it can kill.
Don’t step in standing water or saturated ground where downed lines may be present. They could be electrified.
Avoid chain link fences. They may be electrified by a downed line out of sight and conduct electricity over great distances.