Prepare for a Storm

Sawnee EMC takes pride in the maintenance of its lines; however, there are instances when severe storms damage the lines and cause power outages. We strive to restore power to all of our members in a timely manner. Depending upon the severity of the event, restoration may take longer than normal. There are several things you can do to prepare for such an event.

The National Weather Service, along with the Red Cross, offers winter and severe storm preparedness guides. These guides are useful tools for understanding and dealing with storms. It's a good idea to read these booklets and additional tips before they're needed and make any necessary preparations.

National Weather Service Severe Storm Preparedness Guide

National Weather Service Winter Weather Preparedness Guide

NOAA Weather Radio

Up-to-date information is important in being prepared for sudden weather changes.

Use the following county codes when programming your weather radio.

County Code Transmitter Frequency Call Watts
Cherokee 013057 Atlanta,GA 162.550 KEC80 500
Dawson 013085 Cleveland, GA 162.525 WXJ-53 300
Forsyth 013117 Cleveland, GA 162.552 WXJ-53 300
Fulton 013121 Atlanta, GA 162.550 KEC80 500
Gwinnett 013135 Atlanta, GA 162.550 KEC80 500
Hall 013139 Cleveland, GA 162.525 WXJ-53 300
Lumpkin 013187 Cleveland, GA 162.525 WXJ-53 300