Colquitt EMC talks fixing thousands of outages


(MOULTRIE, GA)- Power companies across Southwest Georgia have been making repairs to damaged lines since late Thursday evening restoring service to thousands.

The Colquitt County Electric Membership Co-Operative says they’ve been working to restore more than eight thousand outages.

With more than half a dozen counties to cover, crews have been working around the clock to have the power back on as soon as possible.

Colquitt EMC Communications Director, Shelby Cloud tells us, “Colquitt EMC tries to stay as prepared as possible and on the game for when these storms happen. We have guys who are always on call, they rotate their call schedule, and that way when these things do hit after hours, we are able to respond to our members as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible.”

Cloud says power restored to all areas of service by noon Friday, afternoon.