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Gov. Nathan Deal is asking people to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Irma claims lives and damages trees and buildings.

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Businesses could also be looking at big financial losses as well.

For tourism operator Phil Sellers in Savannah's historic district, Hurricane Irma has caused physical damage, but also a big financial one.

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The Civic Center property may soon be back in play. According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is exploring “reactivating” the 18-acre Civic Center site and possibly putting it back on the market.

“We will have an announcement about the future of the Civic Center by the end of this month,” Reed told Atlanta Business Chronicle on July 19.

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The boil-water advisory, first issued Thursday, was lifted Friday afternoon for most sections of Atlanta, according to the Department of Watershed Management (DWM).

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Only two neighborhoods remained under the advisory, Mechanicsville and the Campbellton-Fairburn Road area

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Atlanta's mayor has temporarily suspended non-emergency construction activity during the reconstruction of a collapsed section of Interstate 85.

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Mayor Kasim Reed's office said in a news release Monday that Reed issued an executive order suspending the work between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Monday through Friday for parts of the city. Reed says the suspension of construction work is meant to help ease traffic congestion.

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Atlantans packed City Hall on Friday, Jan. 27 sporting red, white and black.
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