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FACTBOX-Over 500,000 still without power in US Southeast after hurricane
October 11, 2016 / 12:01 PM / a year ago

FACTBOX-Over 500,000 still without power in US Southeast after hurricane

Oct 11 (Reuters) - The number of homes and businesses
without power at midday on Tuesday, after Hurricane Matthew
pummeled the U.S. Southeast's Atlantic coast over the weekend,
was down to around 532,000, according to local electric
companies.
    That compared with 660,000 on Tuesday morning and a high of
around 2.2 million Sunday morning when the storm was still
battering the North and South Carolina coasts.
    Matthew, the fiercest Atlantic storm since 2007, lashed
Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia with
heavy rain and wind, after killing around 1,000 people in Haiti
as it swept north through the Caribbean. 
    The hardest hit utility was Duke Energy Corp in
North and South Carolina, which reported about 1.2 million
customers affected by the storm. Duke has already restored
service to some 967,000 homes and businesses.
    Duke said it could take all week to restore power to
customers in the hardest hit areas.
    
    The following lists outages at U.S. power companies.
        
 Power Company                State/Pro   Out Now
                                vince        
 Duke - Carolinas              NC, SC        
                                         224,400 
 Southern - Georgia Power        GA          
                                         68,700 
 Scana                           SC          
                                         55,200 
 North Carolina cooperatives     NC          
                                         54,800 
 Florida municipals              FL          
                                         44,500 
 Dominion                      VA, NC        
                                         39,700 
 Santee Cooper                   SC          
                                         32,100 
 NextEra - FPL                   FL          
                                         12,900 
                                             
                                Total        
                                         532,300 
 
    
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Tom Brown)

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