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Georgia Power mans storm center during Sandy

6:28 AM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- It's only open during the the most severe storms. The Georgia Power storm center was last in operation back in August, as people in the Gulf hunkered down for Hurricane Isaac.

But Monday, the room lit up once again. Georgia Power has dispatched 340 employees to help restore power in Sandy's aftermath. The crews will assist in Baltimore and could stay there for weeks, depending on damage.

The storm center was activated specifically to monitor those crews; checking in every few hours, watching weather conditions and directing crews to outages.

Tuesday morning, Georgia Power is expected to send more than 200 additional workers up north, where they will head to Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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