ATLANTA, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in the state, Georgia Power today is reminding customers and vacationers if they are planning to head out to the lake for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, to remember social distancing, facial coverings and group-size guidelines as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Health.
With the holiday weekend a popular time to spend the final days of summer on the water, an influx of boaters and swimmers is expected on Georgia's lakes, and the company is encouraging customers and lake visitors to give special attention to water and boating safety tips.
Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 4 years of age, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and SPLASH, a longstanding Georgia Department of Natural Resources initiative supported by Georgia Power. With the busy Labor Day weekend ahead, Georgia Power encourages visitors to follow these tips from SPLASH when enjoying beaches, pools, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water:
Boating and Water Sports
The company also wants boaters on any of Georgia Power's lakes to have a safe and enjoyable experience by remembering simple safety tips such as:
Find out more by visiting at www.georgiapowerlakes.com, where you can find detailed information about all of the Georgia Power properties, including facilities and amenities – some of which are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic – local attractions and water safety information. On the site, visitors can also check current lake conditions, virtually explore camp sites and browse an interactive fish guide for each of the lakes.
In addition, the company provides additional water safety tips through its lake safety public service announcement on the Georgia Power YouTube Channel.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).
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