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FACTBOX-696,000 still without power in U.S. East due to Sandy

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 8 Nov 2012 19:24 GMT
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Nov 8 (Reuters) - A nor'easter in New York and New Jersey knocked power out for hundreds of thousands of people on Wednesday and slowed utilities' efforts to restore service to more than 600,000 still without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. By early Thursday, utilities had electricity flowing again for most of the 300,000 people affected by the nor'easter, and resumed restoration of Sandy-related outages. More than 696,000 homes and businesses primarily in New York and New Jersey were without power Thursday morning, 10 days after Sandy smashed into the East Coast, up from about 626,000 out this time on Wednesday. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on the night of Oct. 29 knocking out power to about 8.48 million customers in 21 states, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report. The following power companies reported outages Thursday morning, according to the utilities. Utility Holding State Current Percent Total Company Outages of Affected Affected JCP&L FirstEnergy NJ 280,900 28% 1,000,000 LIPA LIPA NY 202,700 19% 1,045,000 PSE&G PSEG NJ 110,000 6% 1,700,000 Con Edison Con Edison NY 74,900 7% 1,027,000 FirstEnergy - WV/MD FirstEnergy WV/MD 15,300 8% 201,000 Orange and Rockland Con Edison NY/NJ 12,900 5% 242,000 PA Total out now - 696,700 Note: Utilities with fewer than 10,000 outages are not included. The following states reported outages Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) situation reports. State Current Percent Peak outages Peak Total Outages of Attributed Outages Customers Customers to Sandy Attributed Restored - Without to Both Storms Power Nor'easter Connecticut 1,149 <1% 626,559 9,042 634,452 Massachusetts 11,595 <1% 298,072 11,595 298,072 New Jersey 396,777 10% 2,615,291 22,083 2,240,597 New York 285,354 4% 2,097,933 45,028 1,857,607 Rhode Island 4,671 <1% 116,592 4,671 116,592 West Virginia 15,659 2% 271,765 0 256,106 TOTAL: 715,205 Note: States with fewer than 1,000 outages are not included in the DOE's table. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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