If you have noticed that your neighbor's lights are on but yours are not, it could mean a problem on your property.
Power companies are responsible for getting lines back up along roadways, but they cannot legally repair your private property.
For example, the meter boxes like the one pictured. You'll have to call an electrician or repair it yourself for that.
Electrician Eric Presnell explains:
"Their meters and the line coming out and going up to where the power company connects in, they're not responsible for anything below that so now people's power is getting back on I'm getting flooded with calls."
Most power companies, like Georgia Power, can supply you with a list of reputable electricians to be sure the work is of high quality, and the price isn't unusually high.
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