VALDOSTA – Colquitt EMC is making final preparations for Hurricane Michael as it makes its way toward its South Georgia service area, company officials said Wednesday afternoon. 

Additional crews are en route from Tennessee to assist with storm damage, according to a Colquitt EMC statement. 

"Also, we have mutual aid agreements in effect with other Georgia Electric Cooperatives who will send crews when their service areas are restored," according to the statement.

Colquitt EMC reminds members the approaching storm may result in prolonged power outages. 

"If you or a family member is dependent on electricity-powered medical equipment, please take steps to seek alternative shelter and a source of backup power," company officials said. 

In case of power outages, call Colquitt EMC outage reporting number 1-855-293-1804; the account number is required. The Colquitt EMC mobile app is also available for outage reporting.