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Gov. Nathan Deal flew around the state Thursday to see the impact of Irma firsthand.

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He visited parts of northeast Georgia and the coast, two of the areas hit hardest by the storm. He noted the number of downed trees and the power lines that came down with them.

He said there's no estimate for when power in the state will be back on for everyone.

"The volume of the downed power lines is just so huge that it’s going to take a while to get everybody restored,” Deal said.

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least two lives.

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Fewer than 363,000 Georgia Power and Electric Member Corp. customers remained without electricity Wednesday night.

 

Georgia Power said in a news release that 95 percent of its customers should have their lights back on by Sunday night, except for homes and businesses too damaged to get reconnected.