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Some residents of Tybee Island are now returning home.

The island was closed and inaccessible for an additional day because Chatham County emergency officials said the island sustained the heaviest damage in the Savannah area from tropical storm Irma and delayed.

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Swann Seiler, a spokesperson with Georgia Power, said power outages will continue to be an issue on the island over the next few weeks.

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Residents of the popular Georgia coastal resort community of St. Simons Island say it's getting too crowded.

In February, Glynn County, which includes St. Simons Island, placed a ban on construction of any new buildings.

On Thursday Glynn commissioners lifted the ban, but put in place a recommendation that cuts the number of units allowed per acre in half, from four to two.