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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 7:26am

Restoring Power On The Coast

Updated: 2 years ago.
Georgia Power has extra crews in coastal Georgia trying to restore power to customers affected by Tropical Storm Beryl.( photo courtesy of Tom Magliery)

Georgia Power has extra crews in coastal Georgia trying to restore power to customers affected by Tropical Storm Beryl.

Company spokeswoman Lynn Wallace said about 2,900 customers were without power by late morning Monday, down from a peak of about 6,400 earlier in the day. Most of the outages were in the Kingsland area along the Florida border.

The Cumberland Island National Seashore was closed Sunday to visitors, and officials say it will remain closed through Tuesday. Seashore superintendent Fred Boyles says his staff is assessing damage.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm made landfall in Florida just after midnight Monday near Jacksonville Beach in Florida with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph.

The weather system was expected to continue dumping rain over parts of Florida and Georgia Monday.