(Cleveland)- Power restoration efforts continue by both Habersham EMC and Georgia power following Tropical Storm Zeta

Habersham EMC at 6:15 p.m. Sunday reported approximately 3,700 meters were without power. Please keep in mind the numbers will fluctuate as power is re-routed during restoration.
A press update Sunday evening  said crews were working on single-phase line repairs following Tropical Storm Zeta. Many of these are very labor-intensive, time-consuming outages that impact smaller groups of 10 or 20, or sometimes just 1 or 2 members.

The statement said they should have the majority of members back on Sunday night, though some members will not be on until Tuesday.  HEMC has extended the estimated restoration time in anticipation of the wind advisory issued for Sunday night could result in more outages and impact restoration efforts.

HEMC has 25 crews and 100 linemen working around the clock. Additional crews arrived Sunday and more will arrive Monday.  Crews will continue working until all customers are back online.  

HEMC said they appreciate your patience during these very trying times.


As of 5:30 p.m. Sunday,  Georgia Power had restored power to more than 97% of customers, approximately 798,000, impacted by Hurricane Zeta. In addition to Georgia Power crews, the company has contractor personnel from out-of-state utilities working with company teams around the clock to restore power to the remaining impacted customers who are able to receive electric service.

Together, the company has more than 4,000 personnel working as safely and quickly as possible to restore power to the approximately 10,000 customers who are without power as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The company has secured personnel resources from utilities in 14 states to support the restoration efforts.

Update – As of 5:30 p.m. Sunday

  • Power has been restored to approximately 798,000 Georgia Power customers across the state.
  • There are approximately 10,000 Georgia Power customers currently without power.
  • Approximately 1,100 cases of individual damage or trouble.