Irma leaves 1 million without power across Georgia

Georgia Power crews assessing damage

Hurricane Irma quickly turned into a tropical storm after entering Central Georgia knocking out power to households and businesses around the state.

More than 1 million people were without power Monday evening - about 150,000 of them in Central Georgia.

Georgia Power crews are starting to assess damage and restore electricity to those without it.

Crews had to wait until the high winds and rains passed and were allowed to begin that work shortly after 6 p.m. Monday evening.

Theresa Robinson from Georgia Power says they will have 1,300 people here in the Macon-Bibb area, coming from all over the country to help.

These crews come prepared for any situation.

They even send food trucks, shower trucks, and fuel trucks to make sure the workers and equipment are ready for any situation so they can continue working, and while there are still hundreds of thousands of power statewide, they ask for customers to be patient.

Check outages in your area here:

• GEORGIA POWER OUTAGE MAP | http://bit.ly/2jhSnIc

• TRI EMC OUTAGE MAP | http://bit.ly/2xVx29J

• FLINT ENERGIES | Georgia Power: http://bit.ly/2jgwh94

According to the companies latest updates early Tuesday:

Georgia Power: 88,000, down from 103,000 Monday night

Flint Energies: 16,544, down from 31,000 on Monday

Tri County: 17,648

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