FACTBOX-Over 1 mln U.S. customers without power after Michael

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Oct 12 (Reuters) – More than 1 million homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Friday after Hurricane Michael and its remnants moved from Florida to Virginia, according to local power companies. Some customers in the hardest hit parts of Florida may have to wait weeks for power to be restored, the utilities said. In total, Michael caused over 2.6 million outages since hitting the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). Southern Co’s Gulf Power unit said it could take weeks to restore power in the hardest hit parts of Florida like the Panama City area. In Georgia, Southern’s Georgia Power unit said it expected to restore service to most customers over the next couple of days with those in the hardest hit areas by Oct. 16. Duke Energy Corp said its roughly 6,000 workers have restored power to more than half of the estimated 670,000 customers who lost power in the Carolinas. The company, however, said some outages in the hardest hit areas could take several days to repair. The following table lists major outages according to utility companies:

Power Company State/Prov Out Now Served


Duke – Carolinas NC, SC 279,400 4,040,000 Dominion NC, VA 264,900 2,610,600 Georgia co-ops GA 119,900 2,000,000 Southern – Gulf Power FL 106,500 457,100 City of Tallahassee FL 74,200 113,000 Southern – Georgia Power GA 62,800 2,441,300 Talquin Electric Co-op FL 45,500 52,000 North Carolina Electric Co-ops NC 39,000 950,000 Duke – Florida FL 24,300 1,800,000 AEP – Appalachian Power WV, VA, TN 15,200 1,033,600 FirstEnergy – New Jersey NJ 3,300 1,112,500 Rappahannock Electric Co-op VA 3,100 165,000 Southern Maryland Electric Co-op MD 600 160,000 Exelon – PECO PA 500 1,635,400 Total 1,039,200

(Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru and Scott DiSavino in New York)