UPDATE VI: as you likely already know, CSD is closed again tomorrow
UPDATE V: DeKalb County is saying it could be days before the full county has power restored…
Georgia Power Working to Restore Service to 161,000 in DeKalb
DECATUR, Ga. – As of 9 a.m., approximately 161,000 Georgia Power customers in DeKalb were without power, nearly half of the utility’s 318,000 customers in the county.
As a result of widespread damage and power outages due to high winds, heavy rain and fallen trees, Georgia Power officials predict restoration of electricity could take several days.
To expedite repairs throughout the state, Georgia Power is responding to the outages with approximately 5,500 personnel from the company, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities.
Once conditions are safe, damage assessment teams will enter the field and begin the restoration process, followed by repair crews.
Customers are urged to avoid all downed power lines and remember that dangerous electrical currents can travel through standing water and wet soil.
Georgia Power crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to all impacted areas.
To report an outage, call 1-888-891-0938.
For up-to-date information about the Tropical Storm Irma recovery efforts in DeKalb, go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov/Irma.
UPDATE IV: From Decatur PD this morning regarding the closing of major streets in Decatur…
Main road closures: Scott Boulevard is closed between Coventry Road and Ridley Circle. South Candler Street is closed between Midway Road and West Davis Street. West Howard Avenue is closed between Commerce Drive and Atlanta Avenue. UPDATE UPDATE: We hear that Scott is now reopened
And here’s a pic of the intersection of Scott and Clairemont from PMcG…
UPDATE III: Sounds like many Downtown Decatur businesses are up and running today. We’ve already heard that Waffle House, ChicFilA, Sweet Melissa’s, Java Monkey, Starbucks, Souper Jenny, and Revolution Doughnuts are all open.
UPDATE II: Update us on the status of coffee shops. Dancing Goats wrote on Instagram this morning that they are open. Others?
Mini-SUB-UPDATE: Long line at Dancing Goats, but it’s moving at a steady clip!
UPDATE I: From what I can deduce thus far, MARTA is back up and running and over 7,600 people are without power in 30030 according to GA power 150,000 people are currently without power in DeKalb County.
— Eric Shoemaker (@erokCom) September 11, 2017
Hope everyone is doing alright this morning. Lots of assessment and clean up to do. Lots of power out. Trees down.
Use this thread to talk about any of those things. Also business openings/closings, etc.
Also, here’s what the City sent out last night, regarding city hall hours today, trash pick up schedule adjustments, downed trees and permits.
City of Decatur offices are scheduled to open for normal operations, Tuesday, September 12.
Active Living and Children & Youth Services
Ebster and Decatur Recreation Centers will open at noon. All Active Living activities will begin at noon as well.
All other aquatic centers, community recreation centers, gyms, senior centers, plus fields and natural fields located in parks, will be closed.
After school activities are canceled, Tuesday, September 12.
- Better Together Advisory Board meeting will take place tomorrow, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, September 25.
Trash and Recycling Pickup Rescheduled
Due to severe weather conditions and because the DeKalb County landfill will be closed on Tuesday, solid waste and recycling services for this week have been rescheduled.
Monday Regular Service- trash and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, Sept. 13
Tuesday Regular Service- trash and recycling will be collected on Thursday, Sept. 14
Thursday & Friday Regular Service- trash and recycling will be collected on Friday, Sept. 15
Down Trees and Power lines
There are trees down throughout the city, some involving live power lines. Georgia Power cannot respond until the high winds pass. Call 911 to report wires and trees down. DO NOT call 911 to report power outages. The rain and wind is expected to continue for the rest of the evening and into tomorrow morning. PLEASE shelter in place.
Tomorrow morning when it becomes safe for our crews to use equipment, the City’s priority will be to get trees out of the roadway. Later in the week, we will remove debris from public spaces. Residents and businesses will need to prepare debris from private property for collection during regular service days.
We anticipate that inspectors and the building official will be in the field assisting with assessments of damaged properties. It is likely that permit applications for all but emergency repairs will not be accepted until Monday, September 18, 2017.