More than 52,000 without power in Ga. after storms
ATLANTA (AP) - More than 52,000 Georgia homes and businesses remain without electricity nearly a day after violent storms began rolling across the state.
Georgia Power said Thursday afternoon it still has 37,000 customers without electricity, including 1,300 in metro Atlanta. The utility said it could take three days to restore power to the hardest-hit areas.
Another electric provider, the Georgia Electric Membership Corp., says it has more than 15,300 customers still waiting for the lights to come back, with more than 6,000 in north Georgia counties where suspected tornados caused severe damage overnight Wednesday.
At least 15 people died in the storms across Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in 16 counties.
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