Storm Update – Irma

Hurricane and then Tropical Storm Irma severely impacted Georgia, Florida and the Caribbean. Sadly, at least three people died in Georgia. Georgia Power expects to have service restored to 95 percent of customers still without power by Saturday night. In the mean time, we will continue working diligently not just as government, but more importantly – neighbors helping neighbors as we clean up and in some cases rebuild. Please consider helping directly or through one of the disaster relief organizations listed below.

Thank you to everyone who was responsible and listened to the Governor and other emergency experts cancelling events, closing schools, businesses, etc. this week. While these challenges can cause inconveniences, it ultimately protects lives and property. Our first responders and power lineman continue to do an extraordinary job and please take a moment to thank them for their service.

Listed below are links to important resources. If my office can be of any service to you, please let me know.


Georgia Power – Report online or call 888-891-0938
Cobb EMC – Report online or call 770-429-2100
Sawnee EMC – Report online or call 770-887-2363
Federal, State, and Local Resources
National Weather Service Atlanta on Twitter – @NWSAtlanta
Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency – www.gema.ga.gov
Georgia EM&HS on Twitter – @GeorgiaEMA
Cherokee County Emergency Management Facebook – www.facebook.com/CherokeeEMA/

Disaster Relief Organizations
The American Red Cross – www.redcross.org
Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief – www.missiongeorgia.org/georgia-disaster-relief
The Salvation Army – www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org
Samaritan’s Purse – www.samaritanspurse.org