Oct 10 The number of homes and businesses
without power on Monday after Hurricane Matthew pummeled the
Southeast U.S. Atlantic coast over the weekend dropped to
713,500 from a high of 2.2 million on Sunday morning, according
to local electric companies.
Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, was
downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday.
The storm killed 1,000 people in Haiti. U.N.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday some Haitian towns
and villages had been almost wiped off the map.
Duke Energy Corp said it could take a week to
restore power to some customers in the hardest-hit parts of the
Carolinas because parts of its electrical system need to be
The following lists outages at U.S. power companies as of
Power Company State/Provi Out Now
Duke - Carolinas NC, SC
Southern - Georgia GA
Dominion VA, NC
North Carolina NC
Florida municipals FL
NextEra - FPL FL
Santee Cooper SC 30,800
(Reporting by Scott DiSavino in New York; Harshith Aranya and
Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and