- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Matthew in Georgia (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

About 90 percent of utility customers in southeast Georgia and along the state’s coast have their power restored after Hurricane Matthew struck the area.

Georgia Power reports 13,445 customers still without electricity as of late Wednesday. The storm that occurred over the weekend caused more than 300,000 outages for residents and businesses in the coastal area including Chatham, Glynn and Effingham county.

Most of the outages are still in Chatham with 12,282, down from more than 31,000 reported earlier Wednesday.

Company representatives say they’ve restored power to 90 percent of impacted customers.

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9:50 a.m.

Power outages are steadily decreasing in southeast Georgia and along the state’s coast after the storm of Hurricane Matthew battered the area.

Georgia Power reports less than 40,000 customers remain without power Wednesday morning. The brutal storm that occurred over the weekend caused more than 300,000 outages for residents and businesses in the coastal area including Chatham, Glynn and Effingham county.

Most of the outages are still in Chatham with more than 31,000.

The utility company says they expect 90 percent of the people affected by the storm to have their power back on by Wednesday.

Other services are slowly being restored along the coast. Water officials on Tuesday announced that residents and businesses on St. Simons Island no longer need to boil water after tests were negative for contaminants.


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