September 21, 2018 / 7:28 PM / a year ago

FACTBOX-Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence

    Sept 21 (Reuters) - More than 54,000 homes and
businesses in the Carolinas were still without power on
Friday, a week after Hurricane Florence hit the North
Carolina coast on Sept. 14, according to local power
    That figure is down from a peak of over 2.2 million
customers who were affected by the storm in several
Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and New England states over the
past week.
    Flooding across the Carolinas was expected to worsen
over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Officials
say at least 40 people have been killed.
    Duke Energy Corp, the biggest utility in the
Carolinas with over 4 million customers, said it had
restored power to more than 1.7 million of its nearly 1.8
million customers affected by the storm. 
    The company said it expects to restore service to most
customers by Sept. 26.
   The following lists major outages according to the
utilities' websites:
 Power Company           State      Out Now       Served 
 Duke - Carolinas        NC, SC         33,700    4,040,000
 North Carolina co-ops     NC           20,900    1,000,000
                         Total          54,600       

Duke Energy focuses on remaining 49,000 customers without
power after repairing nearly 1.8 million outages in
UPDATE 1-Flooding on tap for South Carolina, a week after
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Bernadette Baum)
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