Georgia Power Outage Map, Updates as Tropical Storm Zeta Leaves Over 900,000 Without Power

Georgia has seen over 950,000 power outages following Tropical Storm Zeta, which was downgraded from hurricane status after it made landfall Wednesday on the coast of Louisiana.

A total of 957,739 power outages were reported in Georgia, mostly in the northern half of the state, according PowerOutage.US at the time of reporting.

At least 626,530 customers with Georgia Power, the company providing electricity to around 2.6 million customers across 155 of the state's 159 counties, were without power, as of Thursday.

In a statement Wednesday, Georgia Power warned: "Due to already saturated soil and possible high winds, Zeta is likely to bring down trees that could cause outages. Customers are encouraged to use this time to prepare and keep safety in mind when threatened with possible dangerous conditions and storm damage.

"Georgia Power is actively monitoring the storm and coordinating with its sister power companies, emergency partners, including GEMA [Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency] and the Mutual Assistance Network which consists of dozens of utilities from around the country.

"With each request for assistance, the company ensures that it has sufficient coverage to respond to any potential local service interruptions," the company noted.

Tens of thousands of Sawnee EMC customers have also been left without power. In a Thursday post on Twitter, Sawnee EMC noted: "More than 75,000 meters are without power as Tropical Storm Zeta impacts our area. This primarily affects 4 substations and 19 circuits. Restoration time in a storm of this magnitude will take time."

Jackson EMC and GreyStone Power are each reporting around 50,000 to 56,000 customers without power, as of Thursday.

GreyStone Power warned Thursday: "Outage numbers continue to rise in short periods of time. We now have more than 56,000 members without power. As daylight breaks, we will be able to see the extent of the damage to our lines even more," in a post on its Facebook page.

"We will work as quickly and safely as possible to get everyone back on, but some restorations may be lengthy. We will continue to monitor the restoration efforts and update you as we can," the company added.

Jackson EMC has seen at least 50,744 outages, the company confirmed in a statement Thursday.

"High winds and gusts have caused a significant number of trees and limbs to fall on power lines, resulting in power outages.

"Wind speeds of 35-45 mph [miles per hour] have been registered in our service area. Linemen will work to restore outages as quickly as conditions and safety procedures allow. Sustained winds may cause outage numbers to climb throughout the day and into the evening," the statement noted.

There are around 2.2 million power outages reported across Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama and Mississippi, as of Thursday, according to PowerOutage.US.

Tropical Storm Zeta continues to produce damaging winds across the southeast region of the country, according to the latest report Thursday from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

"Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Zeta is expected to become a non-tropical gale-force low later today. The low should become absorbed by a frontal system over the western Atlantic by Friday night," the NHC warned.

Hurricane Zeta Louisiana October 2020
Debris on the streets seen as Hurricane Zeta, which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, passed over Arabi, Louisiana on October 28. Georgia has seen over 900,000 power outages since Zeta made landfall Wednesday. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images