A Friday afternoon storm has left about 1,100 North Georgia EMC customers without power in the Fort Oglethorpe area. NGEMC crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Customers without electricity are asked to call their local NGEMC office and use the automated telephone outage reporting system. If outages are widespread, the phone lines may be busy due to a heavy call volume. Please stay away from downed lines and report them immediately to North Georgia EMC, your local power company or call 911.