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ATLANTA -- Officials said some 65,000 Georgia Power customers remained without power Friday morning after a system of severe thunderstorms slammed into the state.

Thursday evening throughout much of north and middle Georgia, storms dumped heavy rain and lit up the night sky with lightning. There were multiple reports of downed trees throughout north Georgia.

Georgia Power said that by 6 a.m. Friday, 65,000 were without power. Many of them were in the hard-hit northern part of metro Atlanta. Georgia Electric Membership Corporation said 3,600 of its customers were without power.

National Weather Service forecasters say falling trees left two people with non-life threatening injuries in Canton. Other areas that were hard hit included portions of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.