Georgia Power's crews preparing to go to areas where they are needed

11:32 PM, Feb 11, 2014   |    comments
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(WXIA) -- Georgia Power's crews are preparing for a rough couple of days. They are staging in several areas around Metro Atlanta, awaiting the word to go.

The crews are coming from all over the region - Florida, Alabama and other areas. Thousands of trucks are ready to roll out whenever trouble strikes.

Georgia Power's operations center is the nucleus of their operation. They will be watching conditions, and sending trucks where they are most needed.

Officials with Georgia Power have said they are expecting widespread outages over the next few days. They said their center will remain fully staffed around the clock until power is restored.

"This is showing us how our customers are being impacted," said a Georgia Power spokesman. "There are about 3,000 folks coming in from neighboring states, and we have several thousand folks from across the Georgia Power system. We don't normally see this many outages in one given period of time, so when this kind of severe weather hits, it causes a need to have more folks."

The crews spent most of the day on Tuesday sleeping and making sure they have enough rest before the storm strikes - as they get ready for a set of very busy days ahead.

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