In addition, Jackson EMC has released 97 contractors to assist with restoration efforts in impacted areas.
Sorrow said it's standard operating procedure for EMCs to assist each other in emergency situations.
"To me, one of the great things about a cooperative is how much you do work together...during Irma we had people from all over the United States in here helping us," Sorrow said.
In fact, more than 600 linemen from North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio assisted with power restoration in the aftermath of Irma, the tropical storm that hit North Georgia on Sept. 11, 2017. Greystone Power and Carroll EMC also assisted in that effort a year ago.
Sorrow said the impact from Michael on Jackson EMC's 10-county service area was minimal.
"At the peak of the storm there were 15 outages affecting 1,006 members," Sorrow said. She said forecasts call for windy conditions on Thursday, so the wind could certainly impact electric service if trees fall and bring down any power lines. She said Jackson EMC has plenty of personnel to handle those calls.
Sorrow said there's no timetable for the return of the Jackson EMC workers.
"They'll be gone as long as they need to," Sorrow said.