Winter Weather Awareness Week – Georgia Power Hosts PrepareAthon

Winter Weather Awareness Week – Georgia Power Hosts PrepareAthon

Georgia Power PrepareAthon!  To Help Customers Prepare For Winter Weather

New online video series highlights important safety information and resources during Winter Weather Awareness Week

ATLANTA – Dec. 5, 2016 – Georgia Power is highlighting Winter Weather Awareness Week Dec. 5-9 during the company’s first-ever Georgia Power PrepareAthon! In collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, the company created the online campaign to help its 2.5 million customers better understand how severe winter weather impacts the state and steps they can take in advance to be prepared.

The Georgia Power PrepareAthon! features a new online video series, hosted on Georgia Power’s YouTube channel. Every day throughout the week, the company will spotlight specific preparedness tips or actions that customers can take to become winter ready.

PrepareAthon! Video Schedule

  • Dec. 5 – Regional Risks: Understand what weather risks impact Georgia, from the mountains to the coast.
  • Dec. 6 – Watch vs. Warning: Knowing the difference could save your life.
  • Dec. 7 – Staying Connected: Resources including emergency alerts & Outage Alerts to stay informed.
  • Dec. 8 – Safety Around the House: Tips and tricks to stay warm, and safe, when winter weather strikes.
  • Dec. 9 – Be Equipped with an Emergency Kit: Find out where to start and what to pack.

Georgia Power will wrap up the week with a statewide day of action on Dec. 9 featuring a live Twitter event from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. where representatives will demonstrate and discuss how to build an emergency kit, as well as answer questions submitted on Twitter using @GeorgiaPower. In addition to its social fans, the company invites elementary school teachers across the state to tune in with their students in the classroom as an interactive lesson. An activity sheet and certificate of completion for students is also available from the company at GeorgiaPower.com/PrepareAthon.

For more information about staying prepared with Georgia Power, before, during and after severe weather, visit the company’s online storm center atGeorgiaPower.com/storm. To learn more about the nationwide America’s PrepareAthon! program, visit Community.FEMA.gov.

**Interview opportunities are also available this week by contacting Georgia Power at 404-506-7676. Georgia Power is also happy to host media outlets in the Georgia Power Storm Center in Atlanta.

Official Press Release available HERE

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