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Power restored to nearly all GA customers

ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly all of the Georgia Power and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation customers who lost their electric power during storms earlier this week have their lights on again.

The EMCs say 4,000 of their customers were still without power as of 4:30 a.m., and crews are continuing to work on getting it back.

Spokeswoman Terri Statham says the work has been slowed by the need to remove trees that fell onto roads and to replace broken utility poles.

Georgia Power says about 1,100 customers around Georgia are still without power, mostly in the eastern part of the state.

The Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office says it will update its figures on storm damage Thursday. The initial report was $32 million not including uninsured losses.

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