ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia utility firms report that more than 14,000 customers were still without power after weekend storms, down from more than 33,000 at the height of the outages.
Many of the outages were in hard-hit Habersham County, where schools were closed Monday.
The Habersham Electric Membership Corp. reported that nearly 12,000 of its customers were without power early Monday, down from about 13,650 Sunday afternoon. Most of the utility's outages were in Habersham and White counties.
Before dawn Monday, Georgia Power reported about 2,700 outages, mostly in the northeast Georgia mountains and in the Augusta area.
Georgia Power spokesman Jim Barber says rainfall and high winds that toppled trees caused the outages.
The storm was part of a larger system that inundated parts of South Carolina several inches of rain.