More than 1 million without power in Georgia

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The number of power outages continues to drop in Georgia after the remnants of Hurricane Irma stormed through the state, claiming at least two lives. Many people have been without power since yesterday.

Crews spent Tuesday assessing damage as they bring back power after millions of Georgians were left without electricity.

Harris County, however, still has a substantial number of customers without power, 3,239 out of 8,486.

Widespread power outages are being reported by the area's three utility companies serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

There were about 22,000 Houston properties without power Monday.

These outage numbers reported are subject to change. "Everybody has an obligation and duty as a Georgia Power employee and everybody has a storm role and responsibility", Georgia Power spokesman Jacob Hawkins told WSB-TV's Aaron Diamant.

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Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state's 41 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp.

The last Colquitt EMC report updated at 9 p.m. Tuesday reported 15,000 outages in its several South Georgia counties.

In response to Irma's damage, Georgia's EMCs brought in 4,000 workers from 13 other states to help with the repairs.

"There is not a region within this state that has not been affected by some power outages", said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power president and CEO.

Statewide, 737,274 of Georgia Power's 2,437,612 don't have electricity. Flint's latest figures include Houston County with 5,005, Peach County with 1,692 and Crawford County with 2,191.