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Robert Watkins with Georgia Power says the company and Columbus Public Works will continue to work together to assist anyone caught in risky conditions.

Georgia Power spokesman Robert Watkins said that most Columbus residents without power should have it restored soon.

Work continues for crews after Monday's storm caused thousands of power outages throughout the Augusta area. The utility companies said they are continuing to assess damage as power is restored.

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The Atlanta utility said it had beefed up its response to the storm to 6,000 workers, from 3,400 before the storm hit, by calling in additional people from neighboring utilities in Alabama, Mississippi and more than 20 other states. Some outages may take up to a week to fix, she said.

"Anything that's over 40 miles per hour is much too unsafe for our crews to be out in their buckets", says Robinson.

Stathum said about 4,000 people - also including people from more than a dozen states - have been mobilized to help restore power.

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The last major Florida cruise port to be closed for Hurricane Irma , PortMiami, reopened late on September 12. Wednesday the US Coast Guard captain of the port gave the green light for ship operations during daylight.

Georgia Power reported Wednesday afternoon it was down to 340,000 affected customers statewide, with another 194,034 without power from the state's 41 electric cooperatives.

Georgia EMC said its electric coops, known as EMCs, had cut the number of customer outages from 537,000 overnight.

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