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2014-02-12 16:22:13

TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, the electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 45,000 customers without power, down from 60,000 at noon. The reduction in outages would be even greater but while some areas were repaired, other areas experienced new outages. Nonetheless, crews have been stationed in north and central Georgia and made great progress. Outages have been caused by heavy snowfall and ice forming...

2014-02-12 12:25:06

TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia's electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting more than 60,000 customers without power as a result of snow and sleet blanketing much of north and central Georgia. The EMCs, Georgia Transmission and Georgia EMC began activating its disaster response plans on Monday and have been on stand-by to respond quickly to outages. The winter mix combined with freezing temperatures is causing trees to fall, breaking power lines and...

2014-02-10 16:23:34

TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The electric membership corporations (EMCs) in Georgia are bracing for the probability of a second significant winter storm this season. Georgia Transmission Corporation and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation have activated their Disaster Response Center today and are on stand-by to respond quickly to any outages from the anticipated snow/ice storm. Officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and have a variety of contingency plans in...

2014-01-27 16:21:00

TUCKER, Ga., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The electric membership corporations (EMCs) in Georgia are bracing for the probability of a winter storm. Officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and have a variety of contingency plans in place to address problems associated with snow accumulation, ice forming on tree limbs and power lines which can cause damage and outages to the distribution system. The EMCs have employees and contract crews preparing trucks with emergency equipment...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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