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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 12:58pm

Storm Damage Reaches $50 Million

State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has updated his damage estimate from Monday's overnight storms.

The tally now stands at $50 million. That includes insured and uninsured losses.

Six Georgians died from the storms.

Nearly all of the Georgia Power and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation customers who lost their electric power during storms earlier this week have their lights on again.

The EMCs said Thursday afternoon that around 1,900 outages remain, primarily in north Georgia. That is down from 4,000 earlier Thursday.

Officials say the remaining outages are in remote areas with rough terrain.

Georgia Power says about 1,100 customers around Georgia were still without power Thursday morning, mostly in the eastern part of the state.