Many in Athens still without electricity
A Georgia Power news release cited several challenges to restoring power, including downed trees, blocked roads and flooded bridges, but added that Georgia’s advanced power grid system allows “the company to reroute and restore power even when weather conditions prevent work in the field.” Read the full article: Athens... Read more
Power outages for thousands in Hall County
Some 21,000 Hall County customers remained without power Wednesday morning as crews continued working to clear trees and fix power lines in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma. Read the full article: Gainesville Times  Read more
Savannah area residents returning home, cleaning up
Savannah area residents started returning home Tuesday, many to houses without electricity and some, especially on Tybee, to water-damaged homes. Read the full article: Savannah Morning News Read more
Gov. Deal urges evacuees to stay in place
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Irma was a “different kind of natural disaster” for the state and is urging those who evacuated to have patience and wait for local officials to tell them it is safe to return before they leave shelters. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more
Georgia Tech-led group gets $20M grant for research center
A Georgia Tech-led research consortium received a nearly $20 million National Science Foundation grant to fund a new engineering research center. Read the full article: Atlanta Business Chronicle Read more

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