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FACTBOX-Some 1.6 mln still powerless in U.S. Southeast after hurricane
October 9, 2016 / 1:22 PM / a year ago

FACTBOX-Some 1.6 mln still powerless in U.S. Southeast after hurricane

Oct 9 - The number of homes and businesses without power
after Hurricane Matthew pummeled the U.S. Southeast's Atlantic
coast over the weekend dropped to almost 1.6 million by Sunday
night after the storm moved out to sea, according to local
electric companies.
    That was down from a high of around 2.2 million out Sunday
morning when the storm was still battering the North and South
Carolina coasts.
    Matthew, the first major hurricane to hit the United States
in more than 10 years, lashed Florida, Georgia, North and South
Carolina and Virginia with heavy rain and wind, after killing
almost 900 people in Haiti as it swept north through the
    The hardest hit utility was NextEra Energy Inc's FPL
power company in Florida, which reported 959,000 customers
affected by the storm. FPL said on its website it had already
restored service to about 846,000 homes and businesses.
    FPL said it was on track to restore power to essentially all
customers by the end of Sunday but noted pockets of severe
flooding and damage likely would extend outages for a few homes
and businesses until Monday.    
    The following lists outages at U.S. power companies as of
early Sunday afternoon.
 Power Company                State/Provi   Out Now 
 Duke - Carolinas               NC, SC         
 North Carolina cooperatives      NC           
 Dominion                       VA, NC         
 Southern - Georgia Power         GA           
 Scana                            SC           
 Florida municipals               FL           
 NextEra - FPL                    FL           
 Santee Cooper                    SC           
 Duke - Florida                   FL           
 Florida cooperatives             FL           
 AEP - Appalachian            VA, TN, WV       
 Emera - Tampa Electric           FL           
 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Bill Trott and
Alistair Bell)

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