October 18, 2018 / 5:01 AM / 25 days ago

FACTBOX-Over 137,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael

    Oct 18 (Reuters) - More than 137,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still
without power on Thursday, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, local power companies said.
    In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael
struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of
155 miles per hour (250 kph).
    Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two
until their service is restored, utilities said.
    The Florida Division of Emergency Management said on Twitter that about 115,159 homes and
businesses in the state still had no power.
    Southern Co's Gulf Power unit estimated it would restore power in the hardest-hit
areas, including Panama City, by next Wednesday.
        
    The following table lists major outages by utility:
        
 Power Company           State/Pro    Out Now          Served 
                           vince                   
 *Florida other             FL            57,700     10,686,000 
 Southern - Gulf Power      FL            47,200        457,100 
 Georgia co-ops             GA            21,600      2,000,000 
 Talquin Electric Co-op     FL            10,300         52,000 
 Duke - Carolinas         NC, SC             900      4,040,000 
                           Total         137,700          
 
    * The 'Florida other' category totals smaller outages scattered across the state. The number
of customers served in the 'Florida other' category is the total homes and businesses in the
state, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

    
 (Reporting by K. Sathya Narayanan in Bengaluru; ; Editing by Peter Cooney)
  
 
 
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