Reuters logo
FACTBOX-Some 1.6 mln still powerless in U.S. Southeast after hurricane
October 9, 2016 / 1:21 PM / in a year

FACTBOX-Some 1.6 mln still powerless in U.S. Southeast after hurricane

Oct 9 - The number of homes and businesses without power
after Hurricane Matthew pummeled the U.S. Southeast's Atlantic
coast over the weekend dropped to almost 1.6 million by Sunday
night after the storm moved out to sea, according to local
electric companies.
    That was down from a high of around 2.2 million out Sunday
morning when the storm was still battering the North and South
Carolina coasts.
    Matthew, the first major hurricane to hit the United States
in more than 10 years, lashed Florida, Georgia, North and South
Carolina and Virginia with heavy rain and wind, after killing
almost 900 people in Haiti as it swept north through the
Caribbean. 
    The hardest hit utility was NextEra Energy Inc's FPL
power company in Florida, which reported 959,000 customers
affected by the storm. FPL said on its website it had already
restored service to about 846,000 homes and businesses.
    FPL said it was on track to restore power to essentially all
customers by the end of Sunday but noted pockets of severe
flooding and damage likely would extend outages for a few homes
and businesses until Monday.    
    The following lists outages at U.S. power companies as of
early Sunday afternoon.
    
 Power Company                State/Provi   Out Now 
                                  nce      
 Duke - Carolinas               NC, SC         
                                           540,300 
 North Carolina cooperatives      NC           
                                           198,000 
 Dominion                       VA, NC         
                                           182,000 
 Southern - Georgia Power         GA           
                                           157,700 
 Scana                            SC           
                                           138,900 
 Florida municipals               FL           
                                           125,400 
 NextEra - FPL                    FL           
                                           112,400 
 Santee Cooper                    SC           
                                            64,500 
 Duke - Florida                   FL           
                                            24,100 
 Florida cooperatives             FL           
                                            12,100 
 AEP - Appalachian            VA, TN, WV       
                                            1,600 
 Emera - Tampa Electric           FL           
                                            1,000 
                                               
                                 Total         
                                           1,558,000
 
    
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Bill Trott and
Alistair Bell)

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below