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Georgia Power offers tips to help customers prepare for severe weather

    Georgia Power offers tips to help customers prepare for severe weather

Thursday's storms usher in the spring and summer severe weather season

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 11, 2013

ATLANTA, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As this week's storms mark the
unofficial start of the spring and summer severe weather season, Georgia Power
is reminding customers to stay safe and informed by visiting the company's
online Storm Center at www.GeorgiaPower.com.

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The online Storm Center, also available via the company's recently upgraded
mobile website at GeorgiaPower.com, allows customers to instantly report an
outage, check the status of an outage, and find helpful tips and important
information about severe weather. Resources are easily located in sections
dedicated to "Before," "During" and "After" a storm.

Sample information from the Storm Center includes:

  oBefore a Storm: Charge your cell phone before severe weather hits.
    Landline phones, especially cordless models, are often affected by power
    outages.
  oDuring a Storm: Don't take a chance by going out into bad weather. Check
    your mobile phone, radio or television for updates and stay inside until
    the threat has passed.
  oAfter a Storm: Never pull tree limbs, telephone or cable lines off of
    power lines yourself or attempt to move a downed power line. Call (888)
    891-0938 to report a downed line or contact your local authorities or dial
    911.

Customers experiencing a service interruption or outage at their home or
business can contact Georgia Power by calling (888) 891-0938 or by visiting
GeorgiaPower.com. The company will also provide updates on major outages and
repair times as possible on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower. Georgia
Power is committed to customer satisfaction and unparalleled service and will
coordinate power restoration 24/7 until all repairs are complete.

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the
nation's largest generators of electricity.The company is an investor-owned,
tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves
2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.

SOURCE Georgia Power

Website: http://www.georgiapower.com
Contact: Media Relations, (404) 506-7676 or (800) 282-1696