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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

The number of power outages in Georgia continued to drop Wednesday after Irma slogged through the state as a tropical storm, claiming at least two lives.

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Fewer than 363,000 Georgia Power and Electric Member Corp. customers remained without electricity Wednesday night.


Georgia Power said in a news release that 95 percent of its customers should have their lights back on by Sunday night, except for homes and businesses too damaged to get reconnected.


Former President Jimmy Carter
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Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an "oligarchy than a democracy" and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage.

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List Of Metro Atlanta Schools Closed Wednesday

Sep 12, 2017
Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

Last updated Tuesday at 8:02 p.m.

In Irma’s aftermath, some metro Atlanta schools will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 13 because of power outages and other conditions. 

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The storm made its way through the Southeast with Alabama in its sights.

Below is a list of schools that are closed Wednesday. Please check back for updates.

School Systems Closed Wednesday:

Susanna Capelouto / WABE

People across metro Atlanta worked to get back on their feet Tuesday after Tropical Storm Irma left many neighborhoods with downed trees and power lines.

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But every storm has a silver lining. For Medlock Park resident Stephen Perras, that silver lining was seeing people come together in his Decatur neighborhood to help one another.

Perras is part of a Medlock Park neighborhood group nicknamed the “Medlock chainsaw gang” that began a couple years ago.