September 17, 2018 / 11:32 PM / in a month

FACTBOX-Over 400,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

    Sept 17 (Reuters) - More than 400,000 homes and businesses
in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in North Carolina and South
Carolina, were still without power on Monday after storm
Florence hit over the weekend, power companies said. 
    That was down from a total of 1.8 million customers who had
power outages since the storm made landfall on Friday.
    Florence weakened to a post-tropical cyclone on Monday,
continuing to produce heavy rain over parts of the Mid-Atlantic
region, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its
latest advisory.
    Duke Energy Corp, the biggest utility in the area
with over 4 million customers, has already restored more than
1.1 million of its roughly 1.4 million customers affected by the
storm but said total power restoration could take weeks.

    Duke said it had more than 20,000 personnel ready to start
fixing outages as soon as conditions allowed, including over
8,000 from Duke's Carolinas utilities, 1,700 from the Midwest,
1,200 from Florida and 9,400 from other utilities.
    
    The following lists major outages according to the
utilities' websites:
        
 Power Company              State       Out Now        Served 
 Duke - Carolinas           NC, SC         261,400     4,040,000
 North Carolina co-ops        NC           121,800     1,000,000
 Dominion                   NC, VA          13,000     2,596,400
 AEP - Appalachian Power  WV, VA, TN         6,900     1,033,600
 South Carolina co-ops        SC               600       750,000
                                                     
                            Total          403,700        
 
    
 (Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru, Editing by Rosalba
O'Brien)
  
 
 
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