October 16, 2018 / 11:57 AM / a month ago

FACTBOX-Over 181,000 U.S. customers without power after Hurricane Michael

    Oct 16 (Reuters) - Over 181,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast
were still without power on Tuesday, according to local power companies, since
Hurricane Michael last week swept up the East Coast from Florida to Virginia.
    In total, over 3.2 million customers lost power from Florida to New York
after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle 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 power is restored, utilities said.
    The Florida Division of Emergency Management said on Twitter that about
138,600 homes and businesses in the state were still without power.
    Southern Co's Gulf Power unit estimated it would restore power in the
hardest-hit areas, like Panama City, by Oct. 24, according to the company
website.
        
    The following table lists major outages by utility:
    
 Power Company             State/Pro    Out Now          Served 
                             vince                   
 * Florida other              FL         63,500        10,686,000
 Southern - Gulf Power        FL         55,000         457,100
 Georgia co-ops               GA         36,000        2,000,000
 Talquin Electric Co-op       FL         14,800          52,000
 Duke - Florida               FL          3,600        1,800,000
 Southern - Georgia Power     GA          3,300        2,441,300
 Duke - Carolinas           NC, SC        2,400        4,040,000
 City of Tallahassee          FL          1,700         113,000
 Dominion                   NC, VA         900         2,610,600
                                                            
                             Total       181,200            
  * 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 and Scott DiSavino in New York,
editing by G Crosse)
  
 
 
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