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Thousands still without power

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power Company and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation still have about 43,000 customers without power after severe thunderstorms and high winds moved through the --state.

Georgia Power said Tuesday it still has 39,000 customers without electricity, 33,000 of those in the immediate Atlanta area. GEMC says about 4,000 customers remain without power, down 11,000 from Monday night and 41,000 at the height of the storm.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Konswello Monroe says the heaviest concentration of outages are in the Decatur and Buckhead areas of metro Atlanta. Monroe says power may not be restored to all customers until Wednesday evening.

She says about 250,000 initially were without power.

GEMC spokeswoman Terri Statham says most of their outages should be restored Tuesday morning.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Another band of heavy storms is marching across the water-logged South.

A day after high winds were blamed for toppling trees that killed one person each in Tennessee and Georgia, more blustery conditions were reported late Monday and early Tuesday across the region.

In northern Florida, spotters reported that a tree fell on a car, injuring two people. Their conditions were not immediately known.

In other parts of Florida, officials were carefully watching to see if Tuesday's rains would cause more flooding on the Santa Fe, lower Suwannee and other rivers across the Panhandle.

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