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Mitchell EMC crews ready to handle power outages

CAMILLA, GA (WALB) -

Utility companies around the area tell us they're ready to handle power outages.

Mitchell EMC crews in Camilla spent the day making sure trucks are fully ready for the long hours ahead.

Power crews gassed up the trucks, loaded generators and stocked the warehouse, making sure they can go wherever they're called.

They staged some trucks in Albany and Sylvester, but crews will go wherever the power goes out.

"We do anticipate outages. With the predictions that are coming in, outages could last 2-3 days. We hope that's not the case for us, but we asked our members to be prepared for that and to know if they do have outages were ready, getting ready to roll, well be out there non-stop until we get you back up and running," said Sunny Cochran, Mitchell EMC.

Power outages are their main concern. Customers should contact Mitchell EMC immediately.

"All of our numbers should be listed on their monthly newsletter or on our website and we're ready, we're doing the best we can. Our number one goal is to get the members power back on as quickly as possible," said Sunny Cochran.

Power crews gassed up the trucks, loaded generators and stocked the warehouse, making sure they can go wherever they're called.

"We have standby crews if we need them at a phone call they can head our way to help us out should we need them in addition to our crews that we have on standby as well," said Cochran.

Workers are trained to work in all types of inclement weather to get the job done.

"Ice is something that is unusual for us but most of them have done that before as well," said Cochran.

There are power crews in Dougherty and Worth counties ready to work.

"If Sylvester doesn't get hit as hard as Mitchell County, Sylvester crews will come this way and vice versa," said Cochran.

Mitchell EMC workers will work around the clock to keep their almost 25,000 customers with power. Mitchell EMC customers can call their office 24-7 to report power outages. That number is 1-800-479-6034.

You can also look for updates on their Facebook page. Click here for that link.

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