October 11, 2018 / 9:00 AM / in 9 days

FACTBOX-Around 1.16 mln customers lack power in U.S. Southeast after Michael

    Oct 11 (Reuters) - Around 1,163,100 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast were without
power on Thursday, according to local power companies, as the remnants of Hurricane Michael
headed northeast over North Carolina after battering the Florida Panhandle. 
    That is down from a total of more than 1.2 million customers affected by Michael, as
utilities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia restored service while the number of outages grew in
the Carolinas and Virginia as the storm moved northeast.
    Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland, weakened into a
tropical storm over South Carolina. It made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4
hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per
hour (250 kph).
    The following table lists major outages according to utility companies:
        
 Power Company                   State/Provi     Out Now         Served 
                                     nce                      
 Georgia co-ops                      GA            156,500      2,000,000 
 Duke - Carolinas                  NC, SC          449,700      4,040,000 
 Southern - Georgia Power            GA            104,900      2,441,300 
 Southern - Gulf Power               FL            109,900        457,100 
 City of Tallahassee                 FL            104,900        113,000 
 North Carolina Electric Co-ops      NC             95,800        950,000 
 Talquin Electric Co-op              FL             47,100         52,000 
 Southern - Alabama Power            AL             24,000      1,400,000 
 Duke - Florida                      FL             29,000      1,800,000 
 AEP - Appalachian Power         WV, VA, TN         26,500      1,033,600 
 Scana - SCE                         SC              8,200        724,300 
 South Carolina EMCs                 SC              4,900          
 NextEra - Florida                   FL              1,700      4,995,700 
                                                                          
                                    Total          1,163,100              
 
    
 (Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru and Scott DiSavino in New York
Editing by Phil Berlowitz)
  
 
 
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