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FACTBOX-5.9 mln still without power in US East due to Sandy

Oct 31 (Reuters) - More than 5.9 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power on Wednesday morning after Hurricane Sandy battered the region. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on Monday night. Power companies have reported a peak of nearly 8.5 million customers without power, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.

The following power holding companies have utility units that reported outages.

Company States Total Customers Outages Percent FirstEnergy MD, NJ, PA, WV, OH 36% 3,899,000 1,402,300 Con Ed NY, NJ, PA 29% 3,301,800 961,200 PSEG NJ 41% 2,200,000 900,000 LIPA NY 79% 1,100,000 870,100 Exelon PA, MD 18% 2,838,700 499,500 Northeast CT, MA, NH 15% Utilities 3,032,000 442,100 PPL PA 20% 1,400,000 278,200 Pepco DC, MD, DE, NJ 8% 1,818,000 141,400 Iberdrola NY, ME 9% 1,478,500 131,300 AEP OH, WV, VA, TN, MI, IN, KY 4% 3,219,000 130,500 National Grid NY, RI, MA, NH 3% 3,305,400 111,200 DTE MI 2% 2,100,000 40,000 Dominion VA, NC 1% 2,400,000 17,800

Total Out 5,925,600

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(Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Dale Hudson)