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FACTBOX-519,000 still without power in U.S. East due to Sandy

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 9 Nov 2012 13:14 GMT
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Nov 9 (Reuters) - More than 519,000 homes and businesses in New York and New Jersey still had no power Friday morning - some for the 11th straight day - after Hurricane Sandy and a nor'easter battered the region over the past couple of weeks. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on Oct. 29, knocking out power to about 8.5 million customers in 21 states, according to federal data. As power companies were restoring Sandy-related outages, the nor'easter hit on Nov. 7, knocking out more than 300,000 homes and businesses primarily in New York and New Jersey, the states hardest hit by the hurricane. The nor'easter slowed utilities' efforts to restore Sandy-related outages and knocked out power to some homes where it had previously been restored. The following power companies reported outages Friday morning, according to the utilities. Utility Holding State Current Percent Total Affected Company Outages of Affected JCP&L FirstEnergy NJ 169,600 17% 1,000,000 LIPA LIPA NY 207,200 20% 1,045,000 PSE&G PSEG NJ 90,000 5% 1,700,000 Con Edison Con Edison NY 37,400 4% 1,027,000 FirstEnergy - FirstEnergy WV/MD 12,300 6% 201,000 WV/MD Orange and Con Edison NY/NJ/ 3,100 1% 242,000 Rockland A Total out now - 519,600 Note: Utilities with fewer than 10,000 outages are not included. The following states reported outages Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) situation reports. State Current Percent of Peak Peak Total Outages Customers outages Outages Customers Without Attributed Attributed Restored - Power to Sandy to Both Nor'easter Storms Connecticut 1,120 <1% 626,559 9,042 634,481 Massachusetts 8,768 <1% 298,072 11,595 300,899 New Jersey 392,315 10% 2,615,291 22,083 2,245,059 New York 343,211 4% 2,097,933 102,885 1,857,607 Rhode Island 1,001 <1% 116,592 4,671 120,262 West Virginia 15,003 1% 271,765 0 256,762 TOTAL: 761,418 Note: States with fewer than 1,000 outages are not included in the DOE's table. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by John Wallace)

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