Power Outages Continue to Plague Community

By Annie Jorgensen

ATHENS, GA – Residents in the Northeast Georgia area are still without power. Some residents in Athens have been without electricity since Monday afternoon when Tropical Storm Irma rolled into town, bringing down trees and power lines all across Athens-Clarke County.

While some homes in the Athens community were restored with power fairly quickly, the same can not be said for others.

Taylor Viera is one of those residents heavily impacted by the loss of electricity. Like many in the community, Viera lost power on Monday. However, Viera is still without power three days later on Thursday. She has been staying with friends periodically over the past few days.

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Viera has no idea as to when her power will be turned back on, but she is hopeful it will be soon.

Viera is not the only home owner without power. According to Georgia Power’s outage map, there are still around 100 power outages being reported in Athens-Clarke County as of 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

And it isn’t just Athens-Clarke County still being affected by power outages, every county in our coverage area is still feeling the wrath of Irma when it comes to electricity.

Below is a graphic depicting how many power outages are still being reported in each respected county in our coverage area. Numbers have been updated every hour up until 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.



Check back in with Grady Newsource as we continue to keep you updated on power outages across the area.


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