GreyStone Power Storm Center Welcome to the GreyStone Power Storm Center! Here you’ll find a wealth of information on preparing for a storm, lightning and generator safety and general weather information. Just use the navigation menu to the right to navigate through the index of information.
HURRICANE IRMA UPDATES: We consider ourselves very fortunate, considering co-ops all around us have massive outages. Some of the relatively quick restoration in many cases is due to advanced switching techniques where electricity is routed to a different electricity source, and excellent right of way trimming practices. Today may be another story with saturated ground and flooding occurring, especially at Sweetwater Creek. Members should watch for flooding, falling limbs and trees, avoid downed power lines, and stay at home off the roads as much as possible. Linemen and others are working in very adverse conditions to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. But in these conditions, what is restored may fall again. We appreciate your patience.
OUTAGE UPDATE: For details on current outages and updates on power restoration efforts please click here.
REPORT AN OUTAGE: If you experience an outage, visit our outage reporting system by clicking here to report an outage or call 1.866.GREYSTONE (473.9786), or download our GreyStone Outage Helper app. Crews are on call 24 hours a day to restore power.
CONTACT US: 1.866.GREYSTONE (473.9786), 770.942.6576 or MemberServices@greystonepower.com.
TIPS ON HOW TO WEATHER THE STORM: First, open the freezer door as little as possible. With a freezer that’s full, foods can stay frozen up to 72 hours. A half-full freezer can still keep food frozen up to 24 hours after the power goes out. Should the power stay off for several days, dry ice can preserve the food in the freezer. If you have a picnic cooler, and time to make ice in your own refrigerator, fill the cooler before the storm hits. Fill up any type container (bowls, bottles, etc.) with water and place them in freezers. Ice will help keep food frozen longer if power is lost. Transfer some of this ice to the unfrozen refrigerator compartment to help keep this area cool for a longer period of time.
GENERATOR USE: If you lose power, take the proper precautions when using a generator. Place the generator outside the home as carbon monoxide fumes are odorless and can quickly overwhelm you indoors. Also, never connect generators to another power source such as power lines. The reverse flow of electricity or ‘backfeed’ can electrocute an unsuspecting utility worker.
BE CAUTIOUS: During high winds, electric lines can be torn down by limbs and trees. Any dangling line or lines on the ground can be deadly. All downed lines should be considered live. Call GreyStone’s office at 1.866.GREYSTONE (473.9786) to report a downed line, outage or any hazardous situation. GreyStone crews will be on the job 24 hours a day. Please do NOT report outages on Facebook.