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FACTBOX-Over 700,000 still powerless in U.S. Southeast after hurricane
October 10, 2016 / 11:57 AM / a year ago

FACTBOX-Over 700,000 still powerless in U.S. Southeast after hurricane

Oct 10 (Reuters) - 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
Monday evening.
 Power Company         State/Provi   Out Now 
 Duke - Carolinas        NC, SC         
 Southern - Georgia        GA           
 Power                               82,700 
 Dominion                VA, NC         
 Scana                     SC           
 North Carolina            NC           
 cooperatives                        74,000 
 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
Peter Cooney)

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