As you know, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the metro Atlanta region. The current predictions are for a combination of rain, sleet, snow and ice accumulations on our roads. By taking a few simple steps, you can effectively prepare yourself for the upcoming storm.
After you arrive home this evening, I encourage you to avoid driving again until after officials have deemed conditions safe to travel. If your must leave your home, prepare an emergency car kit in case your car becomes impaired and you have to wait for assistance.
Rest assured, Georgia Power is monitoring the approaching severe weather and is preparing to respond to any potential interruptions in service for its 2.4 million customers. Customers may call, 1-888-891-0938, to report any power outages or concerns. The company has placed its crews on alert throughout the state and will have additional assistance, if needed, from other utilities across the Southeast. Additionally, Georgia Power customers can report an outage, check the status of an outage and sign up for personalized notifications via phone, text, and email, any time at http://www.georgiapower.com/storm. The website also includes useful information, such as safety tips and links to emergency resources, to help Georgians prepare and plan for severe weather.
As always, please continue to monitor the weather situation, as this is a rapidly changing weather system. Also, familiarize yourself with winter weather terms in order to fully understand any changes you may notice.
For additional information on school closings and weather monitoring, visit the links below:
For Our Atlanta,
Monday, we celebrate the anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 85th birthday. A day set aside for us to collectively pay homage to the man who helped to change the world.
As you look forward to Monday, I encourage you to not view it as a day of rest. I encourage you to view the day in the vein of Dr. King’s service to mankind and participate in one of many activities planned for the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service. Please visit the Hands on Atlanta website for information on projects in your area of interest.
And throughout the weekend, let’s remember how one man’s dream spurred a movement, and how that movement spurred change. Through Dr. King’s legacy, each of us can be inspired to seek the change we want to see in the world. And we can feel empowered to think bigger, work harder and reach further for the realization of those dreams.
Enjoy your day of service.