Jackson EMC in the Community
(Jefferson, Ga., March 22, 2017) Jackson EMC has restored power to nearly 15,000 members since the start of the storm Tuesday evening. Crews are still working to restore power for about 450 members. Jackson EMC replaced 16 broken poles and worked through many downed trees and limbs in the process of restoring power.
As severe storms rolled into Northeast Georgia Tuesday night, more than 15,000 Jackson EMC members lost power due to high winds and downed trees and power lines. Crews responded and were able to quickly restore power to more than 5,000 members, but as of 10:30 p.m., roughly 10,000 members remained without power. Jackson EMC called in additional resources, and our own personnel are working through the night as we continue to restore power and repair damage caused by the storm.
Gainesville, GA - Jackson EMC helped to build new habitat for two osprey families living at Lake Lanier Friday, March 10. For the past several years, the Ospreys have lived on Boling Bridge, which runs across Lake Lanier connecting Hall and Forsyth counties. Now that a new bridge is being built, the migratory birds need a new home.
EMC Security is now the nation’s 36thth largest security firm, and the 15th largest residential security company based on monthly revenues, according to rankings released by leading trade publication Security Distributing & Marketing. The company has risen steadily through the rankings in recent years, ranking 55th in 2007 and 41st last year.
A massive winter storm moved across the eastern United States this weekend, but spared Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) Northeast Georgia service area of any serious damage when most damaging snow and ice accumulations stayed further north. Jackson EMC released contract crews on Saturday afternoon, and deactivated its Emergency Restoration Plan as of 7 p.m. as winter storm warnings expired.