Hurricane Matthew caused 2.5 million to lose power in five states, EIA says

matthewelectricityHurricane Matthew resulted in temporary electricity outages for millions of customers along the southern Atlantic Coast, with a peak on Oct. 9  of 2.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers without service, the federal Energy Information Administration said Monday.

“In absolute terms, Florida sustained the largest peak outages during Matthew, with nearly one million customers or 10 percent of all electricity customers in the state, without service. South Carolina’s outages peaked at more than 800,000 customers, representing one one of the state’s total customers,” the EIA said.

 

 

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