EPB restores power to 22,000 after deadly tornadoes

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EPB Power Outage, Apr. 14. 9am
EPB Power Outage, Apr. 14. 9am

Chattanooga (WDEF) EPB has restored power to approximately 22,000 homes after Sunday’s deadly tornadoes that killed two people.

Early Monday Morning, EPB reported that 60,000 people were without power so roughly 38,000 people still don’t have have power.

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“Although we’re making significant progress, the many people who still need electricity continute to be first and foremost in our minds,” said EPB Spokesperson J. Ed. Marston.

EPB estimates that it will take 7-10 days to completely restore the power to all that lost it.

115 work crews equaling 380 people worked to restore power on Monday.

More crews are expected to be added today.

EPB is asking residents not to visit the damaged areas to allow crews to work.

“For your health and safety and that of our crew, we’re asking customers to stay far away from damaged equipment and active construction zones,” said Marston.

You can check a map of all the EPB power outages on their website.

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Isaiah was born and raised in the Chattanooga area and attended Heritage High School in Ringgold, GA. He took a broadcasting class where he fell in love with broadcast journalism. He attended the University of West Georgia before transferring back home to UTC where he received a BA in Mass Communications. Go Mocs! Isaiah got his start at News 12 Now as an intern after graduation and that internship led to a part time job in production. From production, he moved to the news team where he now produces and reports for News 12 This Morning. Isaiah is a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. He loves to spend time with his friends and go on hikes in the many beautiful locations that Chattanooga has to offer. If you have any story ideas please contact Isaiah at Ibuchanan@wdef.com.