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FACTBOX-In New York and New Jersey, 454,000 without power after Sandy

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:39 GMT
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Nov 9 (Reuters) - More than 454,000 homes and businesses in New York and New Jersey still had no power Friday - some for an 11th straight day - after being battered over the past couple of weeks, first by Hurricane Sandy and then a nor'easter. Utilities companies said they expected to restore power to most who were without service by Nov. 11. 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, a nor'easter hit on Nov. 7, slowing utilities' efforts to get electricity flowing again after Sandy, and knocking out power for more than 300,000 homes and businesses primarily in New York and New Jersey, the states hardest hit by the hurricane. The following power companies reported outages Friday morning, according to the utilities. Utility Holding State Current Percent Total Company Outages of Affected Affected JCP&L FirstEnergy NJ 166,500 17% 1,000,000 LIPA LIPA NY 164,700 16% 1,045,000 PSE&G PSEG NJ 77,800 5% 1,700,000 Con Edison Con Edison NY 33,800 3% 1,027,000 FirstEnergy - WV/MD FirstEnergy WV/MD 12,000 6% 201,000 Total out now - 454,800 Note: Utilities with fewer than 10,000 outages are not included. The following states reported outages Friday morning, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) situation reports. State Current Percent Peak Peak Total Outages of outages Outages Customers Customers Attributed Attributed Restored - Without to Sandy to Both Storms Power Nor'easter New Jersey 248,512 6% 2,615,291 22,083 2,388,862 New York 230,889 3% 2,097,933 102,885 1,969,929 West Virginia 12,679 1% 271,765 0 259,086 TOTAL: 492,080 Note: States with fewer than 1,000 outages are not included in the DOE's table. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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