Storm Power Outage Updates

WLHR Senior News Director MJ Kneiser reports multiple power outages in the area:

According to her, Hart EMC reports the following:

4,208 power outages in Franklin County

1,745 power outages in Hart County

4,665 power outages in Stephens County

168 power outages in Elbert County

106 power outages in Madison County

0 power outages in Banks County

10,892 power outages systemwide.

Hart EMC reports jammed phone lines.  They said you do not need to call to report power outages at this time.  They are aware of the problem.


All of Downtown Lavonia is without power.

Gumlog, Poplar Springs, Brittany Harbor all have at least 1000 power outages.

Reed Creek, Chandlers Ferry, Payne’s Creek, and Dobbs Landing in Hart County report at least 933 power outages.

Canon has 450 outages.

In Stephens County, the hardest hit areas are Holcomb Access, Bruce Creek, Mullins Ford, Brookhaven Circle, and Jenkins Ferry Road with a total of 1,057 outages.


Georgia Power reports the following power outages:

Lavonia – 1,698

Martin – 529

Estanollee – 1,043

Bowersville – 29

Hartwell – 41

Highway 51 area of Hart County – 10

Royston – 24 – Royston Chief of Police Donnie Boleman reports power outages in the area by Royston Elementary.  Otherwise, he says power is on in the rest of the city.

Franklin Springs – 5

Highway 327 – 5

Area just south of Vanna near Highway 17 – 19 outages

Area just north of Elberton near Highway 17 – 5 outages

Drivers are being urged to stay off the roads.