The ice all over Georgia threatens to break tree limbs and send power lines crashing down. 11Alive's Kaitlyn Ross has three things you need to know if the power in your home goes out.
Monitor power outages
GA Power called in hundreds of workers from Texas and Florida to help assist in getting the lights back on.
1. Make sure you have flashlight batteries
2. Charge up your electronics, including cellphones
3. Leave on one light. If the power goes out and comes back on, you don't want it to surge. That can help prevent a secondary outage.
What about your food? A refrigerator can generally keep your food cold for up to four hours. Food needs to stay at 40 degrees or below. With temperatures at or below freezing, you can probably stash some perishable items in a cooler outside for a few hours.
A stuffed freezer with an unopened door can generally keep your food frozen for about two days.
CAUTION WITH SPACE HEATERS
If you use a space heater, officials urge you to use caution. Make sure it's in an open space, not in a garage or a house.
If you need somewhere to go to stay warm, all city of Atlanta fire stations will serve as warming centers. The city's recreation centers will also serve as recreations centers.
Number to call and report outages for Georgia Power: 888-891-0938.
Central Georgia EMC: 770-775-7857
Cobb EMC: 770-429-2100
Coweta-Fayette EMC: 770-502-0226
Habersham EMC: 706-754-2114
Jackson EMC: 1-855-422-7600
Marietta Power: 770-784-5150
Sawanee EMC: 770-887-2363
Walton EMC: 770-267-2505