September 20, 2018 / 10:51 PM / a month ago

FACTBOX-Over 84,000 without power in North Carolina after Florence

    Sept 20 (Reuters) - More than 84,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina
were still without power on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Florence which hit
the state's coast on Sept. 14, according to local power companies.
    That figure is down from a peak of 2.1 million total customers who were
affected after the storm passed through several Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
states over the past week.
    Flooding across the Carolinas was expected to worsen over the next couple of
days, forecasters said. Officials say 36 people have been killed.
    Duke Energy Corp, the biggest utility in the area with over 4
million customers, said it has restored power to more than 1.6 million of its
nearly 1.7 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          53,602    4,040,000
 North Carolina co-ops       NC            30,904    1,000,000
                                                        
                           Total           84,506       
   Note: The Duke outages include the number of affected customers as opposed to
active outages, which include just outages in a region that affect many homes
and businesses.

    
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York and Swati Verma in Bengaluru
Editing by Chris Reese)
  
 
 
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